Is dark gray food grade DE ok?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Lisa202, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got a delivery of Red Lake Earth DE and it's not white like I always get. It's gray like you would make concrete with (actually darker) and very fine like a powder. It says it's "food chemical codex grade" and it's "with calcium bentonite". It says that it's good for animals and lists them all, but I've never seen this color DE.

    Is this ok?
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Bentonite is clay, and that is the grey you're seeing.

    It's fine to use
     
  3. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    Quote:x2 I use the exact same stuff!! [​IMG]
     

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