Is this the right DE? **pic**

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Grammahen, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Grammahen

    Grammahen Chillin' With My Peeps

    209
    2
    121
    Feb 23, 2009
    Southern New Hampshire
    It does not say "food grade", but they told me at the grain store that it was. It was all they had. I have never used DE before, and I am a bit nervous. Is this the right kind?

    Ingredients say:

    Diatomacious Earth
    Calcium Bentonite
    Calcium Minimum 1%
    Calcium Maximum 2%
    Moisture Maximum 8&
    Ash(mineral matter) maximum 95%

    yellow sticker says Grandular

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009
  3. fernandez0067

    fernandez0067 Chillin' With My Peeps

    234
    0
    119
    Dec 2, 2008
    Schenectady
    My agway people told me that this was food grade and it was the same as the white food grade they had in smaller bags except this one has "volcanic ash" added into it as an anti clumping agent..

    I beleived them and have been using it.
     
  4. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    811
    8
    131
    Mar 21, 2009
    Indiana
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009
  5. wxdude99

    wxdude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    130
    0
    119
    Sep 26, 2008
    Montgomery Area
    It says "for use in feeds" on the front of the bag. So it should be fine. Non-food grade DE would not be for use in feeds.
     
  6. Grammahen

    Grammahen Chillin' With My Peeps

    209
    2
    121
    Feb 23, 2009
    Southern New Hampshire
    [​IMG] Thanks all for the replies! I feel better now.
     
  7. illinichick

    illinichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    311
    0
    139
    Mar 31, 2008
    SE Il
    the DE that I just found , feels just like corn starch, not granular.
     
  8. Jennie5193

    Jennie5193 Chillin' With My Peeps

    172
    0
    119
    Mar 2, 2009
    South East TN
    It does not say "food grade" but the first few words are "for use in feed".
    That would mean that it is "food grade". IMO I would use it in a heartbeat.

    Where did you find that... maybe I can find it around here! [​IMG]
     
  9. fernandez0067

    fernandez0067 Chillin' With My Peeps

    234
    0
    119
    Dec 2, 2008
    Schenectady
    It says granular on the bag but it feels just the cornstarch too...
     
  10. genabeana

    genabeana Out Of The Brooder

    80
    0
    39
    Feb 19, 2009
    Hendersonville, TN
    There are pictures of animals on the bag, so it must be safe for animals - that would be it's advertised purpose. I just want someone to answer my post if I'm gonna die of lung abrasion.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by