Starting out again

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sign Guy, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Sign Guy

    Sign Guy New Egg

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    I used to raise chickens 20 years ago and have started up again with 8 RI reds. Nice new coop and all.
    I bought them at 14 weeks and I'm waiting for the first eggs. I plan on getting a rooster at the county fair this week.
    I have a question on DE if I use it in the coop and then dump it in the compost does it kill the worms? What would be the best way to use the DE to keep the moisure, flies and smell down with out killing the worms?
     
  2. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    [​IMG] from Maine [​IMG]
     
  3. Leia's Chickens

    Leia's Chickens A Sunkissed Delight

    Jun 20, 2010
    Oklahoma!
    [​IMG] from Oklahoma!
     
  4. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ocala, FL.

    Don't know about the DE question. Could only guess that maybe if it's been a while it will deteriorate a bit before putting it in the compost [​IMG] Just a guess.
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2010

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