Dusted with DE last night...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Thomps Hens, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Thomps Hens

    Thomps Hens In the Brooder

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    I dusted the run with DE last night and woke up this morning and saw they were calling for rain today...which it is doing now. Do I need to re-dust when there isn't rain in the forecast and things dry out? Being a newbie I will learn from this error if so. Also how much DE would you use for a 12 x 12 run?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Depends on how went the coop/birds get. It is said that DE is worthless when wet. Some feel it isn't much good dry. Others swear by it. If your birds are wet I'd wait or reapply when they are dry.
     
  3. Thomps Hens

    Thomps Hens In the Brooder

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    I dusted the run after they went in the coop for the night last night.
     

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