Is this the right stuff?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by momma's chickens, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Idaho
    I picked up a box of DE today for $3.99. I can't find where it specifically says food grade on it. It says for drying and dehydrating and has pics of flowers and vegetables on it. It says it is natural fossil shells finely ground. Is this the right product?

    Thanks!
     
  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Is there a phone # somewhere on the box that you can call? If it doesn't specifically say food grade, I'd be afraid to use it on the birds until I knew otherwise.
     
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I would assume that it is not food grade.
     
  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    I would call first, like another person suggested. I know you wouldn't want to risk it and hurt your chickens.
     
  5. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the others. Better to be safe than sorry especially if they may eat it.
     
  6. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Idaho
    I can't find a phone number just a website; it does say it can be applied directly onto foliage. The company name is Growmore.
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2008
  7. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Idaho
    I found a phone number and they reassured me that it is definitely food grade although he sounds surprised I wanted to use it in the chicken coop. I am still nervous about sprinkling it out there.
     
  8. mksenoj

    mksenoj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would assume that it is not good for them.
     
  9. SSO202

    SSO202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree better left to use on your plants to prevent bugs, then risk using it on the chickens. If it doesn't say food grade on it, it is not food grade and wouldn't be safe! Good Luck....
     

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