Diatomaceous Earth & Sweet PDZ

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Blondie, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. Blondie

    Blondie Songster

    Are they the same thing? Do I need both? Can DE be used instead of Sweet PDZ?[​IMG]
  2. TheBigWRanch

    TheBigWRanch Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    Wenatchee, Washington
    They are not the same thing. DE is used to kill bugs that my be on your chicken, or living in the coop. As far as I know Sweet PDZ absorbs moister, and is used in the bedding.
  3. robin416

    robin416 Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    I use the Sweet PDZ in my coop. But my set-up is a little different than most. I have sand for flooring. I've found that working the PDZ into the sand is excellent at removing odor and drying things up. If its just left on the top of the sand it forms too much of a solid surface.

    I have no use for DE, my birds being on sand have a much lower chance of having a mite problem.
  4. heather21

    heather21 In the Brooder

    Apr 16, 2013
    i'm new to this and have decided to use sand but i havent heard of sweet pdz? what is it and where can u get it?
  5. nfitzgeraldRN

    nfitzgeraldRN In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2013
    Roggen Colorado
    You can find Sweet PDZ at your farm store usually in the horse supplies. Its used in stalls to absorb moisture and odors.

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