Is all DE "food grade"?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ONSTAD1, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. ONSTAD1

    ONSTAD1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have found a 25# bad of DE for $13 no shipping charge. The web site doesn't designate food grade or not. Is there such a thing as DE that isn't food grade? (it is packaged as an absorbent) If so, does it need to be food grade if I"m not putting it in their food?

    thanks

    Mo
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    NO, most DE is pool filter grade and not safe to use around your birds!


    I buy 50# for about $35 locally.


    This is food grade DE--note the wording. It's also called fossil shell flour.

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    Last edited: Jul 15, 2012
  3. ONSTAD1

    ONSTAD1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    thank you.
     

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