Using DE

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by shoesky, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. shoesky

    shoesky Out Of The Brooder

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    We are having a hard time finding "food grade" DE. We have located a dealer who sells diatomite. They claim that is food grade DE. Is that true ? Our online research can not confirm or deny this. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Finn's Mom

    Finn's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got mine from Randall Burkey, but if you search diatomaceous earth (or DE) here, you will get a ton of answers. Good louck
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    minerals zone.com :

    Diatomite is also known as Diatomaceous Earth, Kieselguhr, Kieselgur, and Celite.

    http://www.mineralszone.com/minerals/diatomite.html

    You can also get Diatomaceous Earth on line at Twin City Poultry and it runs $4.95 a 1/2 lb, $6.95 a lb or $11.95 for 2 lbs
    Here is the Link

    Chris​
     
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  4. consdrs

    consdrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OORRR you could go to your feed store and get stall dry or another equally as effective and more readily available product. my feed store sells 50 lbs of DE for 20. I'm not impressed. I practically need a hazmet suit to use it. I have asthma and DE really does a number on me.
     
  5. shoesky

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    Thanks for the feed back, we understand diatomite is the same as DE, but is it food grade? or an industrial filter product? Any users know the difference between the two products?
     
  6. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    If it doesn't SAY "Food Grade" on the package, it's NOT food grade, no matter what the SALESman tells you
     
  7. Arcane Araucana

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    Quote:Its easier to spell [​IMG]

    But if it doesn't say "food grade" it's not food grade. I think food grade has been cleaned of microscopic impurities.
     
  8. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you go to the Perma Guard website you can find a distributor in your area (hopefully).
     

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