How do you store your 50# bag of DE?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Poison Ivy, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I bought a 50# bag a few weeks ago and haven't opened it yet. I still have some small baggies I ordered online still. But I was wondering once you open it how do you guys store such a large amount. The humidity is bad here and I have it currently down at the horse stall. But want to bring it up to my carport to use it at the chicken coop. So do you guys just leave it in the original bag or store it in another container? Has anyone had trouble storing it or problems with humidity or moisture?
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2007
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Mine is in a garbage can with a lid. But, we dont have humidity problems where I live. We just keep it in the can because with the last one, the bag fell apart and the stuff was everywhere!! Gaaaah

    Chel
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I just sat the whole bag in a galvanized steel trash can with a lid.
     
  4. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    We keep ours in the utility room inside the house. So far its been fine. Posin Ivy Have you tried feeding it to your horses. I have been giving it to our horse for two months now. 1/2 cup daily in her feed It has cut down the flies in our yard and I find it has helped with her coat. I also give it to our goats free choice mixed in with their baking soda. I can't believe what a difference in the amount of flies since I started using it. Micki
     
  5. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is humid where you live as it is here, you can use one of the large Sterelite Totes available for about $ 6 at the
    Dollar General or Walmart. The lid snaps on tightly enough and it keeps well. I had my first 50# bag for three years. Then I started using it for ant hills. It work wonders, so on 2 acres it went a bit faster than as just an additive for the 6 chickens I had at the time.
     
  6. tink

    tink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Micki...Why do you give it to your goats? Do they have fleas?
    Tink
     
  7. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    Tink I give it to my goats free choice mixed in with some baking soda. No they do not have fleas. Nor do they have ticks. Its supposed to help with intrnal parasites. it also helps with digestion.
     
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  8. jamiebartlett

    jamiebartlett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Speaking of DE. Our local feed store doesn't carry pure Food Grade DE. It's got volcanic ash mixed into it so I can't have it at our house unless it's under lock an key which is hard to do for a 50 pound bag! Where does everyone buy their DE at online? Thanks, Jamie
     
  9. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Quote:If you email [email protected] he can tell you who carries it near you. Or he said to let him know of a place who might be interested in carrying it and he can talk to them.
     
  10. jamiebartlett

    jamiebartlett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet!
     

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