We bought DE a few weeks ago (YES we did get the food grade DE) , we have four chickens. We have been putting it down on the ground for them for while they are taking their dust baths but I know you can use it in multiple ways, but I am just not sure which is the best way to use it. The ground of their pen is all dirt there was grass but they have killed it all off, when we put it down on the ground we don't put a lot as we are not sure exactly how much to use, so we basically put it all in one area, use a rake to kinda mix it in with the dirt in the area and leave it be. What are your suggestions? How much ground should we cover with the DE? All of it? Should we put it on their food? How much per pound? We have a 10 pound hanging feeder which we don't fill all the way due to living in Fl where it is always moist and we don't want the food to go bad. Can it be put directly on the chickens? How much? Any other ways it can be used would be greatly appreciated!! We also have one chicken who is has the run of the area (we found her and she has claimed our house as hers) what would be the best way to use it for her? She is usually around our house, spends most of her time underneath our storage trailer so there is not really a way to get under there to sprinkle it around, her nesting box is on the porch, and her food is next to the pen the other four chickens are in. (We can not put her in the same pen as the other four as they are only 14 weeks old and she is not used to them and attacks them when we put her in). TIA!!!