Is this the right kind of DE?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Randy, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Randy

    Randy Songster

    1,021
    11
    171
    Mar 12, 2009
    AR
    I picked this up this morning at the feed store. I know there are different kinds. In the past they have carried the red earth kind and that was all they had. I knew this bag looked different than the red earth kind I use to get. I'm hoping this is the good stuff. It was 29.95 for a 50lb bag of it.



    [​IMG]
     
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

    2,405
    26
    193
    Aug 3, 2009
    Southern California
    yes
     
  3. Randy

    Randy Songster

    1,021
    11
    171
    Mar 12, 2009
    AR
    Thanks! I tried doing a search here and kept getting a fatal error message.
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    34,024
    513
    448
    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    X2 -- that's the brand I've had for years.
     
  5. luvinrunnin

    luvinrunnin Songster

    622
    4
    119
    May 12, 2011
    Yes, just has to be food grade.
     
  6. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Yep, that's the exact same one we use!
     
  7. caspernc

    caspernc Songster

    987
    6
    138
    Oct 15, 2010
    Z town NC
    Do you order online or from a store. I haven't found it in the Raleigh area at all. One feed store hd a baag but NO where on the bag did it say food grade and the lady was sort of ticked at me because I wouldn't get it. But doesn't have to say food grade?
     
  8. luvinrunnin

    luvinrunnin Songster

    622
    4
    119
    May 12, 2011
    Quote:YES, it MUST say food grade. The other type of DE is used with pools and is not safe.

    I got a feed store to order it for me. Cost me $27/bag I think, which is way more than what lots of people can get it for (and it's not eve the Red Lake Earth, which is better)

    I'm not 100% convinced of it's efficacy and would love to find some scientific studies it's effects on internal parasites, etc., but it's relatively cheap and won't hurt them, so I do use it. Actually, I originally bought it to feed to the horses. I started an experiment of my own to see if it helps with the worms or not.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: