DE at pool supply house?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by imfowl, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. imfowl

    imfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to my local pool supply house to get a valve today, and I noticed they have DE. It didnt say food grade, but I figure if you can swim in it, it should be alright for the chickens, right?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Nope! Do NOT use that around chickens at all. You MUST have food grade. That is poison to chickens and is used for pool filters and bug killing.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Pool grade DE is used in the filter not actually swimming in it.

    Over time this will kill your chickens. It is toxic.
     
  4. imfowl

    imfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad I didnt start slinging it at the chickens like a crazy man before asking yall. I almost bought it, too!
     
  5. aiwetir

    aiwetir Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no one mentioned that it will kill you too
     
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    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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