Diatomaceous Earth DE

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Sharp's Tested and used currently in our Coop and for our Flock

Why Diatomaceous Earth for Poultry?

This remarkable substance is a natural desiccant. By drying up manure faster, it controls odors as well as keeping coops cleaner and drier.

DE contains 15 trace minerals including calcium, potassium, copper, zinc, phosphorous, silica, and selenium. Mixing Diatomaceous Earth with feed increases egg production and shell hardness.

Deodorization and absorption are natural functions of Diatomaceous Earth. The benefits will continue as undigested DE passes through and settles on cage or coop floors.


  • Sprinkle the coop or cage floor with shavings. Sprinkle in nesting boxes between layers of hay and mix a small amount into dusting bins.
  • Add one pound or 6 cups to every 50 pounds of feed.
  • Use as a white wash for roosts and walls. Mix one cup of DE to 1/2 gallon of water. Stir frequently.
  • After we clean our coop we sprinkle DE all over the floor, and after cleaning nesting boxes sprinkle on top of straw.

Ingredients: 100% Diatomaceous Earth (Amorphous non-crystaline silica).

Food Grade DE For Poultry 1.5# Bag