What does DE stand for again?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jolyn, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    I went to the feed store looking for some DE.....I know it's D Earth...but what is the first word? They had no idea what i was talking about. Isn't this common stuff and should be known as DE at a feed store??????

    The guy tried giving me this stuff that was like a powder that i sprinkle over the chickens and in the nests....but it said wash immediatly if it gets on your skin....flush eyes and call poison control if it gets in eyes...etc etc.... I don't want that around my boys since they pick up the hens all the time.

    What is it i should have asked for?

    Thanks for any info,
  2. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    Here is the full name Diatomaceous Earth
  3. spatcher

    spatcher Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Virginia - Southside
    Jodie you have to MAKE SURE it is "food grade"!
  4. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    Thanks to you both!!!!!

    Should i have been able to get it at a feed store????

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