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Diatomaceous earth...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by welasharon, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. welasharon

    welasharon Songster

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    What color is it?
     
  2. conroy

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    White
     
  3. welasharon

    welasharon Songster

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    Hmmm. I bought some from the farm supply store and it was bulk and it is greenish colored. So what did she sell me?
    sharon
     
  4. conroy

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    Hmmm.... was it a mix? Idk I have a bag of food grade and it's white...no green... could she have mixed it with something? I would give a call and ask [​IMG]
     
  5. welasharon

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    No clue but I saw by chance a pic of DE and saw that is was white. I won't use it till I find out. It is a dull olive army green and is very fine.
    Thanks much!
    sharon
     
  6. conroy

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    NP [​IMG] post the answer after you call her... I am interested to find out the answer
     
  7. welasharon

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    Will do. She works Tues and THurs. Ha! I will call Monday and ask who ever is there!
    sharon
     
  8. welasharon

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    Found this.....................Our diatomaceous earth is certified organic Codex Food Chemical Grade. It is a non-treated, non-milled, non-calcined fresh water form of Diatomaceous Earth and is pure white in color. It contains less than .5% silicon. There are food grade diatomaceous earth products that are yellow or tan in color which indicates a higher iron content. Those which are gray in color contain more clay.
     
  9. they'reHISchickens

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    I just bought some today which is grey... and label says it has calcium in it.
     
  10. welasharon

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    Thanks! I was a tad concerned. The girl is a bit of a ditz.
     

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