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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by the Precious Ladies, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. the Precious Ladies

    the Precious Ladies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Isn't DE cancerous to human? Why put it on chickens to kill parasites and such if it could cause cancer to us? Or is there a safe brand?
     
  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    The food grade DE is not cancerous to humans as far as I know. The other kind that is used in pool filters might be but I doubt that as well. DE is just ground up fossils so I don't know why it would be cancerous. IDK
     
  3. the Precious Ladies

    the Precious Ladies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, okay [​IMG]. Mom kept tellin me that its cancerous- but that might have been the kind that they put inthe pool. Thank you.
     

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