What brand of DE is best?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nettie, May 29, 2010.

  1. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

    Nov 20, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    I'm looking into Diatomaceous Earth... What brands of it are best to use for ducks. I see you can buy it from pool places, but I've heard that's toxic. They make food grade ones, but y local feed store doesn't carry it. Do they have it at TSC? What brands are safe to use with ducks? Any other suggestions on where to buy it?
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Food grade only.... I have a very hard time getting it around here so I take whatever food grade DE they have,,,,
  3. chicknerd

    chicknerd Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    Quote:Yes it is VERY expensive to ship. As a true chick newbie I ordered from Wolf Creek. They have very high quality. But at a price. Its great stuff. I white wash the roosts and poop trays with it. Since I never didn't use it its hard for me to say how well it works. But my primary reason was to prevent lice and mites.

    After I had ordered and shipped it I found out my feed store can order it for me. So I will do that next time. Not as high a quality but should be fine. It is food grade.
  4. HottentotTeal

    HottentotTeal Songster

    Apr 12, 2010

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