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Where do you buy Diatomaceous Earth?

post #1 of 25
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I can't seen to find food grade Diatomaceous Earth ANYWHERE! I've called Tractor Supply, Southern States, Walmart, Lowes - do you local stores carry it? hmm

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A pair of Pekin ducks and some Muscovies. Lost last years chicks (beginning to dislike dogs) :( Starting over this Spring.
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~❤Sasha❤~        ....From beautiful Southwestern Virginia!   
3 Rhode Island red hens, 1 Minorca, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 big black hen.. 1 RIR roo, 1 Easter Egger roo and 3 Buff Orp mix roos..

A pair of Pekin ducks and some Muscovies. Lost last years chicks (beginning to dislike dogs) :( Starting over this Spring.
http://sunshyneschicks.blogspot.com and http://www.facebook.com/sunshyne276

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post #2 of 25

We got our food grade DE threw our local (non-chain) feed store. They had to special order it, but it was cheaper than the other places I found because I didn't have to pay shipping.

website I was going to use....

http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/defaq.html

" Little Birdie flying high, dropped some white-wash in my eye. But, I'm a good girl, I don't cry. I'm just glad the COWS don't fly"

Hubby, Me (Carly), 7 Children. Lots of chickens.... WCB Polish, EE, CC Marans, Salmon Faverolle, Silkie, bantam Calico Cochins, Orpingtons, Lav Ameraucanas, modern game

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mtpromiselandfarm.blogspot.com

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" Little Birdie flying high, dropped some white-wash in my eye. But, I'm a good girl, I don't cry. I'm just glad the COWS don't fly"

Hubby, Me (Carly), 7 Children. Lots of chickens.... WCB Polish, EE, CC Marans, Salmon Faverolle, Silkie, bantam Calico Cochins, Orpingtons, Lav Ameraucanas, modern game

Our farm blog...
mtpromiselandfarm.blogspot.com

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post #3 of 25

i couldn't find any DE anywhere either, so last year i ordered a huge bag online and i still have TONS of it left! it's gonna last me forever. i just use it to sprinkle where they take their dust baths. i can't remember where i ordered it from or how much it cost....i'm sure i had to pay shipping, but it was worth it. i don't remember it being TOO terribly expensive.

post #4 of 25

I found some near me, and then the locally owned garden center bought some too, so you might ask if they would order any for you.

post #5 of 25

Here's the distribution chart for Perma Guard:  http://www.perma-guard.com/distributors.html
My
local feed store carries it.  I've heard some people say that you have to ask your feed store if they carry "Fossil Shell Flour", which is the other name for it.

Owned by two old dogs (yellow lab and a big, red, fuzzy mutt) and four chickens (Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, and two Easter Eggers)
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Owned by two old dogs (yellow lab and a big, red, fuzzy mutt) and four chickens (Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, and two Easter Eggers)
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post #6 of 25

Believe it or not, I get mine at the local hardware store.  I couldn't believe it the first time I saw it for sale there, so I checked it out carefully.  It is CODEX food grade DE.  I forget what the sales clerk told me the contractors use it for.

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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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post #7 of 25

Try a search on Craigslist, I found a farmers market that had it, of course the market was three weeks ago. There was a phine number and lo and behold 'Do you want the three pounds or 50?' I am in Richmond, this place called 360 hardware down towards Tappahanock.

post #8 of 25

Ask a swimming pool supply store, DE is used in commercial filter systems.

post #9 of 25

You can buy it online at Amazon.com and they deliver!
caf

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Why take life so seriously when you'll never get out of it alive?
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post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by Gatordog 

Ask a swimming pool supply store, DE is used in commercial filter systems.


It is NOT food grade DE at pool supply places!  That is different!  DO NOT USE POOL DE!  It will harm or kill your chickens!

 

 

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