Used the wrong DE

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rlh1, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. rlh1

    rlh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I made a bad mistake. We put 3 cups of sand with 1 cup DE in with our two babies. But it wasn't food grade. I didn't even know there was a difference until an hour later. I'm so upset and scared. It's been about two hours since I took it out and they only had it for about 30 min. Is there anything I can do? They seem fine right now but...
    Please help.
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    It is poisonous I have read, but just wait and see. Maybe they didn't ingest enough to hurt them. [​IMG]

    Sorry I don't know what to tell you.
     
  3. Alaplowboy

    Alaplowboy New Egg

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    you don't use DE with sand and chicks you use DE all byitself but get the food grade at TSC RED LAKE brand and put it out at about 2months old
     
  4. Alaplowboy

    Alaplowboy New Egg

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    put apple cider vingar with the mother in it 1 tablespoon per gal. of water to wrom chicks
     

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