DE From A Hot Tub Store?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ernie, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Ernie

    Ernie Out Of The Brooder

    74
    0
    39
    Aug 19, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Is it ok to use diatomaceous earth from a hot tub store (i.e., is it food grade)?
     
  2. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,947
    13
    201
    Oct 14, 2008
    Moulton Iowa
    NO!!! Food grade only.
     
  3. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

    1,796
    42
    181
    Jan 20, 2008
    No. I can't imagine them selling anything but the pool DE at a hot tub place. Food grade DE will say food grade right on the bag.
     
  4. vnploveschickens

    vnploveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Its probably not food grade. Get only Food Grade DE.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    No, it has silicone I believe mixed with it.
     
  6. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    DE from pool or hot tub places has been treated with high heat and chemicals. It can be toxic to you and your animals.
     
  7. phoenixmama

    phoenixmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    337
    0
    129
    Apr 12, 2009
    Gilbert, Arizona
    Like all the other PPs...no on DE from a pool place. The bag should say "food grade". One brand to look for is Perma-Guard.
     
  8. Ernie

    Ernie Out Of The Brooder

    74
    0
    39
    Aug 19, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Sounds unanimous [​IMG] Thanks everybody!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by