Using DE

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

  1. farrider387

    farrider387 New Egg

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    What is the proper way to use DE .How is it applied, how much and how often ?
     
  2. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2011
    Michigan
    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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