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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Crack N' Egg, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Crack N' Egg

    Crack N' Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So we finally got our "Human Consumption" Grade DE. And we have been using it in our coop and the chicks dusting areas. My question is this:

    It is not healthy to inhale the flying dust from the DE. Is that true for just humans or animals too?

    When we have it in the coop and the chickens are flapping around the DE continually scatters into the air. Is this OK for the chickens?

    Very confused here...hope someone can clear this up...No pun!
     
  2. StaatsFarms

    StaatsFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't use DE mainly because i can't find it unless i spend an arm and a leg to have it shipped here... i have never heard the dust is bad for you to inhale... i am curious to know
     
  3. swimmom

    swimmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't like the idea of inhaling any kind of dust. I wear a dust mask when I clean my coop - there's always plenty of DE flying around along with dust from the pine shavings.
     
  4. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    I've been using it a LOT for almost two years now in coops and run, and I have seen no indication that there's any matter that I need to be concerned about.
     

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