do I need food grade diamatious (sp?) earth or the pool kind...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SuburbanSue, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. SuburbanSue

    SuburbanSue Out Of The Brooder

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    if its the food grade, any suggestions where to find it? i would like to hav it for the run. I live in a suburban area. Any suggestions wouldd be appreciated.
     
  2. msbee

    msbee Out Of The Brooder

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    food grade, definitely food grade. NO pool stuff. [​IMG]
     
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  4. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:NOOOoooooo Pool DE! [​IMG]
     
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:NOOOoooooo Pool DE! [​IMG]

    Thats right. [​IMG]
     
  6. TouchO'Lass

    TouchO'Lass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pool grade DE is chemically treated/infused to kill the parasites and micro-organisms that accumulate in pools, and it's super heated to change the nature of the crystals.

    DEFINITELY only food grade for your critters...

    I got mine at an agriculture supply warehouse, but I'm also surrounded by orchards and vineyards. It's available thru a lot of places online (Amazon for one) but shipping can get spendy. Depending on where you are, it may be worth a bit of a drive. [​IMG]

    Just for reference, I paid $25 for 50lbs, but I'm in a kind of expensive state. I've seen lots of posts here that get it a bit cheaper....

    Good Luck!
     
  7. whiterose

    whiterose New Egg

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    Orshelns sells "Dry Stall," mostly DE, for horses and other farm animals. I have been using it for many months now and love it. Not only is it dry, the odor is reduced by 95%, really amazing stuff, about 15 bucks for a bag and it lasts!
     

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