Dusting run and house with DE

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

  1. 3peeps

    3peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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!

    Dawn
     
  3. 3peeps

    3peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a seed spreader I also never measure.
     

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