How to use DE?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by newchickmom, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. newchickmom

    newchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got my DE and have never used it before. How do I use it in the feed? (how much?, sprinkle? mix in?)
    And how do I apply and how much with shavings on floor?
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  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Colorado
    Most people sprinkle it on the food and across the bedding. You don't need a lot just a light dusting.
     
  3. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    I really couldn't tell you exactly but you can sprinkle it lightly over the bedding I think just once a month. Somewhere on here you should be able to find the rate you add to the feed. ( I assume you got food grade)
     
  4. newchickmom

    newchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I made sure I got the food grade.
     

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