DE

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bushdad, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. bushdad

    bushdad Out Of The Brooder

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    what is DE and what does it do ?
     
  2. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps

    DE stands for Diatomacious Earth...it's sprinkled in areas where the chickens take their dust baths to help control pest and ecto-parasite infestations.

    I use it, but there are those that question its use for this purpose.
     
  3. pauleberly

    pauleberly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I apply it around the base of my coop. My coop stands on 4x4 post and I applied it very liberally around the post, and in all the cracks inside.

    I have yet to have any problems
     

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