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Best price for food grade DE online?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by vjbakke, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We don't have a store that carries it here. Are thier some online places that have free or low shipping costs for it? What is a good price?

    Thanks
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may already have found this, but it's a link to the map of local distributors....just in case there's one not too far a drive. Those shipping costs are astronomical.

    http://perma-guard.com/distributors.html
     
  3. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay Chicks! :

    You may already have found this, but it's a link to the map of local distributors....just in case there's one not too far a drive. Those shipping costs are astronomical.

    http://perma-guard.com/distributors.html

    Thanks! I didn't know of this site, there isn't a place close to us that carries it. Are their other brands?​
     
  4. msteresaann

    msteresaann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    donnavee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I buy it on Ebay from Wolf Creek Ranch - $25 for a 50LB bag with $30 shipping. I admit the shipping is high, but $55 for 50lbs is still the cheapest I have found.
     
  6. DavisCreek

    DavisCreek Out Of The Brooder

    Pardon ;-)

    What is DE used for in chicken having?
    Is it a must?

    P-
     
  7. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not everyone uses DE. I use it to keep things dried out in the coop and in the cracks to cut down (and hopefully eliminate) mites and such.
     
  8. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    What is DE used for in chicken having?
    Is it a must?

    The only proven use is as an insecticide, and an absorbant.

    Many people feed it to the birds thinking it will kill worms, but the truth is it's never been proven to have any effect on interal parasites.

    It's not "needed" and there are other things that will accomplish the same tasks​
     
  9. DavisCreek

    DavisCreek Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks Yay Chicks and Bear Foot Farm ;-)
     
  10. audioguy

    audioguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a local farm co-op that stocks the food grade DE in 10 lb bags. I think its $9.00 or so.
    If it was not for this forum I would have never heard or thought to use DE. Like most I think DE and immediately think of a pool filter.

    This forum is a great source of information and as a new chick owner, invaluable!
     

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