Is all DE the same???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by WV_Chicken, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. WV_Chicken

    WV_Chicken Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 18, 2010
    Augusta, WV
    I've read somewhere that for the DLM to work properly you need to add food grade Diatomaceous Earth. I called my local Southern States and they have DE but said it wasn't food grade. Can I use this or does it really need to be Food Grade.
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:GOTTA be food grade. Or nothing.


    ETA: You can buy DE on internet at the poultry supply houses (in small bags- I get the 40lb bags at my feed store).
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2010
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Needs to be a Food Grade DE, nothing else!

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