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Got 50 lbs of DE today...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Laskaland, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Now wth do I do with it?
    LOL
    Christina
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

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    I would like to know too!
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Take a plastic mayo jar and drill a bunch of holes in the lid or a parmesan cheese shaker. Fill with DE. Sprinkle under roosts after de-pooping, in nests so bugs cant live in the straw and under wings and in the butt-fluff of your birds. Put a half cup to a cup in any newly opened feedbags to kill any bugs that dare to enter. That's about it. I also mix some with wood ash from my woodstove and sprinkle it in the pens when they get smelly.
     
  4. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Whats DE please.......?
     
  5. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    return it for your money back??
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:I know I am going to spell this worng but it is diatematous earth - food grade only.
     
  7. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    so what are all the beneficial properties of this item?
     
  8. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    Quote:it's an anti-parasitic/wonder product. Someone on a chicken forum I used to belong to swore you could use it in place of ANY type of husbandry practice-it was a miracle [​IMG]

    It doesn't do anything here, probably b/c the climate is already so dry.
     
  9. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
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  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    There are tons of threads devoted to DE... just do a search.
    Diatomaceous Earth.
     

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