Hi: I am new to this site and plan to get chickens this spring. I was reading some articles on this site about DE, as I was considering using it to keep the smell down around my chicken house. I read that people put this stuff in their chicken feed, on the chickens and around the coop. I googled "DE" and discovered that it can kill bees, as it destoys their exoskelton. Anything that can kill lice and such can certainly kill insects such as bees. That I definitely do not want to kill, and we need bees to survive, and they are disappearing in record numbers. Once the bees are gone, we will be too, as our food supply will disappear. I hope readers on this site read more about the DE to reconsider on whether to use it or not. That scares me that so many people think it is organic, kills insects, so it must be good - that is not true! Does anyone have a suggestion for something organic that would keep the smell down in and around the coop? Many thanks!