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  1. tigeresslady40

    tigeresslady40 New Egg

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    We just recently built our chicken coop in our barn. We used sand on the floor and added way too much DE to the sand. The dust in the room at times is bad. Is there a way to rinse it or something to remove the DE from the sand. Its a pretty large coop and I don't want to have to start all over with new sand.
     
  2. Parks

    Parks Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you hose down the sand floor? Maybe the water could help soak much of the DE down into the sand and soil below.
     
  3. robdog

    robdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Make sure you air out the coop really well. Hose down a little every so often and mix up the sand and maybe add more sand.. Adding to much DE can be a problem since breathing in a over excessive about of it can make problems appear.
     
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    Wear a N95 dust mask when you are anywhere near it! That dust is very bad for your lungs, and for the birds. Dampening it will help, and consider adding shavings to switch to a deep litter bedding right over the sand. Mary
     

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