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A repeat question, SORRY!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by catlikethief, May 16, 2008.

  1. catlikethief

    catlikethief In the Brooder

    May 13, 2008
    Portland OR
    I went to my local feed store and asked for food grade DE for my chicken coop and this is what they gave me. After looking at the bag, I'm wondering if this is the right stuff.
    Can you tell i'm new at this! [​IMG]

  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member Premium Member 11 Years

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    That's it. If it says Food Grade Codex, which your does, it is the right stuff. [​IMG]
  3. catlikethief

    catlikethief In the Brooder

    May 13, 2008
    Portland OR
    Thank you soo soo much! [​IMG]
  4. Flycropper

    Flycropper In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    What is this? What's it used for?
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    It's Diatomaceous Earth. We put it in the feed at a rate of no more than 2% total weight, some swear it worms the birds, but at the very least, it sure keeps bugs out of the feed. It keeps bugs and smells down in the pens and under the roost, in the nests, etc. I dust my birds with it under the wings and around the vent area, but it MUST say FOOD GRADE or you cant use it that way around the chickens.
    Last edited: May 16, 2008
  6. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Quote:Check out the Food Grade DE page that I'm putting together.

    I've listed many of the ways that I use it around our place plus several of the links posted under the section titled "Where Can I Buy Food Grade DE" have listed just how it can be used and dosage amounts.


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