1. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is D.E.? I know what it stands for but not what it is used for?
     
  2. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    helps keep the coop drying out, cuts down on flies and smell.
     
  3. GA_in_GA

    GA_in_GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DE=Diatomaceous earth - use food grade only. I use it to help with pest control.
     
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  4. GhostRider65

    GhostRider65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DE=Diatomaceous earth organic is best called fossil flour, its a white powder, it's fossil skeletons of sea creatures that in shape are like diamonds and cut like them as well if your animal eats the DE, it will eviscerate any worms/ parasites they have or it can when used over the manure pile kill hatching flies, I dust my coop with it everytime I clean if it gets too dusty I just spray a light mist of water to tame it down, my chicks are on sand, works well with pine shavings as well...also helps with the smellies..... hope this helped.
     
  5. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    yes thanks for helping!
     
  6. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    if your animal eats the DE, it will eviscerate any worms/ parasites they have

    That's never been scientifically proven.

    what is D.E.?

    It kills insects and absorbs moisture, and not much else

    (I was born and raised just up the road from you in Graham)​
     
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  7. I've also heard of people using it as a food supplement. Actually, that's what it says on the bag. I use it for wee beastie control, including slugs on my hostas.
     
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