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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by skatcatla, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. skatcatla

    skatcatla Songster

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    Hi there, I saw on another thread that you said, "As far as smell, $50.00 max will buy you enough DE to keep you coop and chicken yard in great condition for a very long time. "

    What's DE?

    TIA!
     

  2. CutestChickenFarmer

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    Diatomaceous earth. It's ground up fossils that have microscopic sharp edges that make an inhospitable environment for flies, worms and other bugs. You can probably find it in most feed stores.

    Susan
     
  3. skatcatla

    skatcatla Songster

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    Excellent! Thanks!
     
  4. Motherhenandflock

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    You want the food grade stuff. There is another kind that is used for something else, not good for your birds.
     
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