Food Chemical Codex grade DE

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  1. grizz78

    grizz78 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a newbie looking for advice. I know you are not supposed to raise chickens and turkeys near each other but I am going to attempt it. There has not been any poultry on my farm for many years. My wife does have horses. From what I have been reading on here is that "Black Head" is what I need to be careful of. I have been reading the Food Chemical Codex Grade DE is the way to go. It is hard to find. I stopped at a local pool store and they had Celaton Diatomite EP minerals.ISO 9002 Certified. Is this the same as "Food Grade"? I have searched and can't get a difinative answer. I do have my local Farmers CO-OP looking for it as well. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. DiVon80

    DiVon80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think this is what you want? Food grade you may have to order it. I'm kinda in your spot, where to get it? I'm thinking google food grade DE. I guess! I am still deciding and wonder if any one in the deep south uses it. We are such a wet place. I have seen some where in here that someone did a pro and con of its use. Maybe someone will post where. I notice alot of posters are from the way north. We were having 80 degrees yesterday now we are down to the 60's. I forget some people are still freezing I will search for the thread.[​IMG] Also I think your turkeys and chickens will do fine. Sometimes people use chicks to teach the turkeys while they are young. Turkeys not to smart as babies.[​IMG]
     
  3. grizz78

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    I should be hearing back from the CO-OP soon to see if they can get it. If not I will order some online. I see there is a post I have been watching about it and who uses it.
    Thanks
     
  4. Nivrocco

    Nivrocco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just ordered some from Shadow Ridge Donkeys...They have an online site..
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

  7. grizz78

    grizz78 Out Of The Brooder

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    With horses, dogs, cats and now chickens and turkeys I can't see it hurting to use it.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I use it for bug control because I do not want poisons around my birds. Works well.
     
  9. Faverolle

    Faverolle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The DE found in pool stores is a lower quality DE that has clay among other things mixed with it and is not the stuff you want!
     
  10. ChickenGirl75

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    Tractor supply carries red lake diatomaceous earth, that is what I use for my chickens. Hope this helps.
     

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