Can Someone tell me how to use DE

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by barngem, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. barngem

    barngem Songster

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    I read the bag and it says dont breath it dont do this and that.
    I wanted to put it out in a pan for my chickens to dust in
    Will that be ok will it cause problems if they breath it? I am pretty confused since I know food grade is used in deworming and in feed, I also know that it is good to eliminate flies and lice ect
    I wondered about spreading it in the horse manure pile to eliminate bugs and maybe in the horse pasture in the manure areas. Any thoughts ???
    The other thing is I purchased at the feed store and I asked for Food Grade she said it was but I dont find anything on the bag that says food Grade. Any thoughts.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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  3. barngem

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    Thank You
    that is what I though.
    She tried to tell me it was and she has a BS in Agriclulture she should know the difference.

    When I get the right stuff can I use it in a tub for them to dust in or should I just spread it in the pen
    I do not have any fly or lice problem that I know but I want to be preventative. I have horses in the barn next to the coop and I dont want anyone gettin bugs:D
     
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  4. I just stir some in the dirt where they dust bath, alone with nests, food roosts, hay on floor of coop, almost everywhere Just make sure it says FOOD GRADE marrie
     

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