my food grade DE is gray/brown in color-is that normal?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by goldeneggtees, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    I just opened up a 40lb bag of food grade DE and it was a grayish/brown in color, is that normal and will it still work as bug control in the coop?
     
  2. bburn

    bburn Songster

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    Um...I don't know but mine is white.
     
  3. BHyder1

    BHyder1 In the Brooder

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    mine is white only.
     
  4. Dar

    Dar Crowing

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    mine is brown too its red earth brand... its still totally fine IMO I have used it now for 3 years
     
  5. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    Whew! Took me awhile to find it locally so glad it's ok. I think it's the red earth brand too. Thanks! [​IMG]

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  6. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Songster

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    Mine's brown also.
     
  7. secuono

    secuono Songster

    May 29, 2010
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    Mine is Chinchilla gray and even softer!
     
  8. I have 6# jug of the Red Earth and it is reddish/gray...has calcium benzo....something in it...was told this is clay.
     
  9. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Both colors are available in Indiana:
    The white variety is sold in Logootee, Indiana, and the gray variety is sold in Martinsville, Indiana.
     

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