How do I use the DE?? Please some one HELP?

kbreak

Chirping
8 Years
Nov 1, 2011
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Columbia, MS
I am new to chickens. My coop is on the ground. We added a little straw under the roost. Tomorrow I am gonna put down pine shavings and DE. How do I do it? Do I need to rake out the poop and straw that is in there now or can I leave that? Can I just sprinkle the DE on top then add the shavings then mix it all up ? Have no clue what I am doing. Need advice on how to do it.
 

Patricia Jane

Songster
9 Years
Oct 28, 2010
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Petaluma CA
You can leave everything in. Add the shavings and sprinkle it in. A little goes along way. Give it a little mix. Suggest you wear a mask while using it.
 

BrattishTaz

Roo Magnet
9 Years
Jan 8, 2011
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Tampa Area, Florida
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Yes, you can. I use a big spoon to sprinkle it around. Just make sure you are using food grade DE.
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kbreak

Chirping
8 Years
Nov 1, 2011
224
10
93
Columbia, MS
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Yes, you can. I use a big spoon to sprinkle it around. Just make sure you are using food grade DE.
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I haven't read on it but it was with the chicken supplies.
Thank you for your advice !!
 

VelvettFog

Songster
8 Years
Apr 7, 2011
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Yakima, WA
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Why do you need DE? *NEED* it? Do you have a specific problem you are trying to address? or did you simply read that folks have posted that they use it?
 

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