DE vs Sweet PDZ??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rhaj, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. rhaj

    rhaj Songster

    May 30, 2010
    NE'ern Connecticut
    I am using Red Lake Earth DE (Food chemical codex grade, it contains DE and calcium bentonite).

    I saw Sweet PDZ today at Tractor Supply Co. I think it was granular. The bag says it's for horse stalls. Does that work for chickens too? Would it keep it dry? It says non-toxic. Would it be ok for them if they ate it? (and you know they will)

    What's better?
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2010
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You can use it to soak up ammonia odors in the coop. Sweet PDZ doesn't actually kill bugs, though, and it can't be put into their feed like food grade DE can, though they won't be hurt if they peck at it a bit.

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