Got my DE....and dusted the RIR's

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by justusnak, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Ok, so I got my DE....wow, this stuff is powdery! Im not sure how much to use....to "dust" the birds....so..I just grabbed one, and "dusted" Whatcha think?? too much?? [​IMG]


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    ok,ok...so she is not a RIR...LOL This is Pancake. White leghorn/RIR mix. She lays nice brown eggs. So much for the white ear, white egg theory. LOL But really....how do you know if you are useing enough? I could not catch them...so we all had a great workout...me chaseing them in the yard...throwing handfulls of DE at them, hitting some, and the wind blowing MOST of it on me! Well.....the good point is...I WONT HAVE LICE! LOL
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    LOL, you crack me up, Deb! Hey, usually I use one of those Parmesan Cheese shaker cans and put the DE in there. I turn them upside down and shake it on their fanny and all around under their wings, if I can hold them that long. I want one of those old fashioned bath powder puffs, but can't find one to save my life.
     
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I dusted mine yesterday I was wearing as much as they were! I took a kitty litter pan and poured some in it. I then just took each one and rolled them in it! And I mean rolled like I was flouring chicken to fry. They looked at me like I was some crazy person. Wish I could have gotten some pictures.
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Oh my....so...I would have to catch each one by hand?? Ohhhhh....noooooo. I have 60 chickens!!! I think I will just opt for putting it in thier dusting areas, and feed. LOL
     
  5. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Quote:That would call for pictures then! lol
     
  6. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    More like "Chicken Run Movie" [​IMG]
     
  7. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So you had me going for a sec. lol I see you have over 2000 posts. I thought you thought you had a RIR. I better go get more coffee. lol

    Thanks for the morning laugh

    Ann

    ps my original thought when i seen the picture was ......... WHatttttt
     
  8. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    [​IMG] Ha for a moment there I thought you had used way to much. I agree the stuff is like very fine powder. It is hard to spread it around. Someone suggested one of those things you use to apply dust to your garden. Don't know. I think the parmesan cheese thing looks like a great idea. I was thinking of using an empty baby powder bottle.

    Specledhen, Have you looked at wal-mart. You may have to buy the powder to get the puff, but the powder is cheap. If that is the kind of puff you mean.
     
  9. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    It's easier to dust them at night. I have a few girls that I can't get near at all during the day and sleepy time is the only time I can touch them.
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    cs, I did look at WalMart and the discount stores around here. I was fine with buying the powder to get the puff, but I was amazed that it's sort of disappeared. Maybe I'll luck out on finding it at the flea market.
     

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