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Dusting run and house with DE

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by 3peeps, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. 3peeps

    3peeps Songster

    Jul 4, 2007
    Sorry if this has been asked way too many times in the past, but I'm a bad speller and my searches aren't turning up too many results. [​IMG]

    About DE in the coop and run. Do you have a specific amount you like to use or do you just scoop up a container full and sprinkle it around...are we talking just a little dusting or a layer?

    Say for instance I had a one-cup measuring cup...how far would that get me?

    I noticed there are big warnings on the side of the bag not to inhale the dust.

    I use deep(ish) pine shavings inside and out. The run is about 4x11 feet and the house is around 3 1/2x5. I refresh the shavings every so often and then compost/toss old ones on the garden.
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Hi 3peeps,

    I just use a flour sifter to spread the DE. I did a page on it to show about how much I use, I never measure it by any exact measurements, unless I'm making a whitewash with it.

    Food Grade DE

    Hope this is some help!

  3. 3peeps

    3peeps Songster

    Jul 4, 2007
    Thank you Dawn! This page is exactly what I needed...what a fantastic job you did. I like the flour sifter idea. Totally smart. [​IMG]
  4. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Songster

    Feb 7, 2007
    Northern California
    I use a seed spreader I also never measure.

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