Question about Food Grade DE?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by masschix, May 2, 2008.

  1. masschix

    masschix Songster

    Apr 28, 2008
    Central Massachusetts
    I was considering getting the food grade DE for the chicken coop....and was wondering how long a 3# bag might last me. I have a 4'x6' coop and 6 hens. Any thoughts before I purchase from another member would be helpful!
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I'd use search. [​IMG]

    Lots of DE disucssions.
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    I'm not sure how long a 3# bag would last. I buy it by the 50# bag and the first bag I bought last year (in June) probably has 15 - 20 pounds left in it.

    At this time, we have 36 chickens of varying ages (from almost a year old down to 5 week old chicks).

    Hope this is some help!

  4. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Songster

    Feb 7, 2007
    Northern California
    I will add DE to their feed and spread it in the hen house and inside the pen mostly under their roost. It goes a long way.

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