Using DE

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by farrider387, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. farrider387

    farrider387 Hatching

    Jan 28, 2007
    What is the proper way to use DE .How is it applied, how much and how often ?

  2. M.sue

    M.sue Songster

    May 29, 2011
    Every time I clean the coop I sprinkle a thin layer on the floor and well into the corners & crevasses. I mix equal parts of sand, ash & DE for their dust baths. It is quite dusty so I wear a face mask and make sure the coop is well ventilated when sprinkling on the floor. I only use Food Grade DE which is labeled pet safe. I also put a thin layer in the bottom of the nesting boxes and toss with the shavings.

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