HELP!!! Non- food grade DE

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by emandmikey, Jan 24, 2009.

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  1. emandmikey

    emandmikey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    Wake Forest, NC
    HELP! My husband bought some DE at an Aquarium shop that he thought was good to use on the chickens, It didn't say it was FOOD GRADE DE, but the guy that sold it to him said he sold it to other people with 'birds' for mite/lice control. I thought it was fine, so I used it - dusted one of my birds thouroughly and then made a dust bath spot with it.... I also mixed it in their feed... they've been eating, bathing, pecking at it all day - are they all going to die now??? I'm freaking out!!! Has anyone done this - and what happened? I'm reading everywhere that it is poisonous... am I up a creek without a paddle now? I hope I haven't killed my chicas - they are just starting to lay!
  2. jeannieo

    jeannieo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2008
    Collinsville, CT
    If it were me, I would clean out as much as possible as fast as possible. good luck. I hope your babies are all right. [​IMG]
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
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