DE dirt bath? Did we buy the right brand/kind?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by FrizzleFreak, May 1, 2009.

  1. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Today we built a box and filled it with clay, sand, and diatomaceous earth. The bag says that it is for use as a non-caking agent in animal feeds? Is this right? It's sort of a light brown color. I want to make sure, because this is supposed to help me save time, so I don't have to use pesticides on my birds every month.
  2. jprinc44

    jprinc44 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 29, 2008
    south-central Va.
    should be food-grade DE- must say that on the bag somewhere. HTH Janet
  3. edmcm2000

    edmcm2000 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 19, 2009
    Food grade DE is a very white powder, (as is swimming pool filter DE.) I don't know what the brown would be. Ed

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