can't find DE

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  1. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does anyone have a good source for it?
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I get mine on ebay and sometimes there are BYC memebers that have to much
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  4. Try Golden Blend Group
    charlie Fount 615 563 6009 if no answer leave message. I buy mine from him and I am really satisfied both the price and the service. i paid $20.00 for 50lbs, and had really fast delivery but i don;t know where you live so you might have to go directly to Golden BlendGroup.[​IMG]


    Owned by 12 rir, 1 pitt bull,1 poodle mix.1 yorkie1crabby gray cat and one adorable dh
     
  5. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    I do have a question about using DE. If I want some for a dust bath, how much would I need to supply them with that, plus how much do you add to thier food, etc. I only have 5 full size hens.
     
  7. barngodess

    barngodess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look at your local pool supply dealer. They use it for the filters and you can get it for less there normally. BWI Supplier carries it as well. Sorry I don't know there addy, but I am sure you can google them for that.
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

    Pool filter DE is poison!!!


    You must only use food grade DE "Codex Grade Fossil Shell Flour"!!!!!!!!


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    You cannot use pool grade DE, it is so chemically altered to work for pools that it is not even DE really. If you look at the back wash for a pool you will see everything in the wash area is DEAD. It is poison!

    Make sure you get the food grade DE. I only trust the PermaGuard brand!
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2008
  9. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much everyone - guess my Googling was waaay off! [​IMG]
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Try Custom Milling. They have reps in many states in the east and midwest and sell PermaGuard brand.
     

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