tsc had de with calcium

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bj taylor, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i went shopping for diatomacious earth (food grade) because i thought i might have a mite ([​IMG]) problem. at tractor supply i asked for de. she referred me to a bag that had calcium in it as well. i know very little in the chicken world, but i think calcium is a no-no for chicks. just a heads up.
     
  2. Mingming

    Mingming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But good for layers, right? Thanks for the advice though. I wouldn't have given it enough thought at the store!
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It calcium in the DE at TSC is calcium bentonite which has the properties of adsorbing moisture and as a clumping agent. It seems unlikely that there is any biologically available calcium (calcium carbonate, for example) in this mixture. Most likely, it would be more akin to a laxative as used in humans.

    I use the DE from TSC with bentonite in it all the time.

    Chris
     
  4. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    with chicks? i don't want to use a product that will hurt my chickies
     

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