For those of you that use stall dry...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by georgialee, May 16, 2009.

  1. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    ...can you use it in the dustbath as well since DE is in it? My TSC didn't have plain DE but they did have one bag of stall dry so I bought that. Thanks!
     
  2. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    anyone?
     
  3. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see why not. I sprinkle it (stall dry) on my straw bedding and they dustbathe in that so it would be the same thing. It is just clay and DE. Have you been able to find it (DE) online? That is where I had to order my DE. I haven't received it yet so still using the stall dry.
     
  4. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    From what I understand is that it helps with flies, etc., but because it is granulated it does not work for mites and such when dust bathing.
     
  5. Hotttmommi

    Hotttmommi Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am new to all this what is "DE"?
     
  6. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Okay, that makes sense that it wouldn't work for mites. I knew I would use the stall dry eventually so I picked it up. I'll have to search for the DE online. Thanks!
     
  7. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Quote:diatomaceous earth - it can be used for chickens to dust themselves to get rid of mites. [​IMG]
     
  8. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really? It doesn't work for mites? I thought it was suppose to? Or are you talking the Stall Dry or the DE? Cause I thought DE was suppose to take care of all those little buggers, or am I wrong?
     
  9. Calebs Acre

    Calebs Acre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you plus DE or diatomaceous earth in the search area, there are many detailed threads to educate you on the benefits for your chickens. It has to be food grade, not he type used for swimming pools.
     
  10. Peeper7

    Peeper7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stall Dry may not work because it is more granulated than powdered.... not as dusty. It'll roll around the mites.
    If you can't find feed grade DE you can order from Ohio Earth Foods. Great company, all organic, good prices.

    www.ohioearthfoods.com I think?
     

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