Using DE

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by vckums, May 1, 2009.

  1. vckums

    vckums Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 18, 2009
    Whats the best way to spread the DE in the coop? We have a wooden floor in one area and the rest is dirt/grass.

    Also do I use it in the coop and nesting box with the pine shavings?
  2. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    I have heard of using a flour sifter, you know the metal one with the handle you squeeze? I am going to use this also-I'm still trying to find a feed store that knows what the heck DE is!! [​IMG]
  3. Rusty's Ranch

    Rusty's Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    So Cal
    My flour sifter kept gumming up, so I have the DE in a mason jar that has holes punched in the lid. Similar to using a baby powder bottle.

    I probably over do it (like I do with everything), but I sprinkle the DE in the run, then cover it with a little straw. I also put a little in the coop and nest box shavings.
  4. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 11, 2008
    Murray Kentucky
    Rusty's got the best idea. They way you just tip and shake.. Much like putting powdered sugar on a funnel cake. [​IMG]

    That's my plan as well.

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