Is this DE safe?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by southernblubird, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. southernblubird

    southernblubird Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everybody! I just wanted to make sure this DE was safe to mix with the sand in our future coop/ run. Thanks always! [​IMG]
     
  2. Mattsiewrt94

    Mattsiewrt94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chickens will just eat them without it there good for protein. If I was you I wouldn't use nothing
     
  3. Mattsiewrt94

    Mattsiewrt94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will have fun getting all the bugs
     
  4. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In general, DE is fine if it is not for pool filters. The DE for pool filters has been treated and is poisonous when consumed.

    Chris
     
  5. 4 the Birds

    4 the Birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes.... Provided that it is "Food Grade". Check the packaging. I do not see the food grade listed on this side of the package. Perhaps on the back?
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2014
  6. southernblubird

    southernblubird Out Of The Brooder

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    For the life of me I thought it said it was food grade when I purchased it, but cannot find on package. I am going to return it and if we have any pest issues may purchase some of the food-grade DE. Thanks for everyone's help :)
     
  7. Branch Chickens

    Branch Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can buy several different sizes of food grade DE on Amazon, so if you end up deciding to use it, that's not a bad place to get it from. We used some for a flea problem in our house last summer.
     
  8. You can purchase DE from your local TSC. I purchase the 50 pound bags that are food-grade for your birds. They are very reasonably priced.
     

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