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

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kbreak, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. kbreak

    kbreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  2. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  3. kbreak

    kbreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I sprinkle DE just on the ground in the run without covering?
     
  4. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Quote:Yes, you can. I use a big spoon to sprinkle it around. Just make sure you are using food grade DE. [​IMG]
     
  5. kbreak

    kbreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, you can. I use a big spoon to sprinkle it around. Just make sure you are using food grade DE. [​IMG]

    I haven't read on it but it was with the chicken supplies.
    Thank you for your advice !!
     
  6. VelvettFog

    VelvettFog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: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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