Question about DE

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Love my Critters!, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday I bought some DE from the feed store. I haven't put it out yet because the lady at the feed store said it was not food grade, but it is given to horses to eat for a dewormer. I'm not sure if I should take it back. We put seven on our flock last night to kill the mites. I have time to wait on new DE if I need to order a different kind. Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    Virginia
    Personally if it wasn't food grade I wouldn't use it.
     
  3. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    You can take it back and trade it and if they don't have the food grade then have them to order you some. I don't think they would mind at all. Also ask them to keep it in stock, if possible, so you won't have to go through this again.
     
  4. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the advice. I will take it back today.[​IMG]
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Do not use it...Has to be Food Grade DE....
     

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