Using DE

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

  1. vckums

    vckums Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    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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