DE - how much is too much?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SewingDiva, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. We have the Playhouse coop for 3 chickens and the run is 4x8, the fooprint on the coop is maybe 2x4 feet. I've been using about 3/4 of cup total of DE every week when I replace the top layer of dirt in the run and on the pine shavings as well (which get tossed out every week.)

    How much is too much?

  2. Lynchknoll

    Lynchknoll Hatching

    Aug 30, 2008
    I also use DE as a natural wormer for my horses

    OK, I'm a newbie to chickens. I got 4 cute little ones from TSC in March, they are all doing well, so I took the plunge and ordered 25 more (grab bag of 25 - 5 breeds - unknown) from Mcmurry last week. They arrived on Thursday and all are doing well, but attempting to identify the breeds.

    What the heck are these chipmunk looking birds?
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    I just sprinkle the DE on everything so I can see it.

    Lynchknoll asked:
    What the heck are these chipmunk looking birds?

    Sounds like EE's (Easter Eggers) to me. If you have pictures it would help us.​

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