DE in coops and run

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Sagebrush, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Out Of The Brooder

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    I've read that good grade DE is good to sprinkle in coops and in the run where the chickens dust. I just bought some Red Lake DE with calcium bentonite. I'm sure my hens are getting more than enough calcium in their diets and I have no intention of adding this to their feed.
    I'm getting ready to clean the coop and was planning on putting some DE down as a preventative measure.Although most articles I've read are positive about using DE this way, one I just read warned against it.

    I'd like to hear from those of you who have used it and your experiences. I love my girls and one fella and want what's best for them.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Out Of The Brooder

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    That's "food" grade. [​IMG]
     
  3. Bdchickenfarmer

    Bdchickenfarmer Just Hatched

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    I use it as an insect deterrent in my garden and I've heard of others feeding it and putting
    it down in the coop/run I don't think it can harm them!
     

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