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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas
    Um...I don't know but mine is white.
  3. BHyder1

    BHyder1 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 19, 2009
    mine is white only.
  4. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    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]

  6. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2010
    Central Oregon
    Mine's brown also.
  7. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Mine is Chinchilla gray and even softer!
  8. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Overrun With Chickens

    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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