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D.E. where to get it close to me

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JANDRFIRE, Mar 30, 2008.


    JANDRFIRE In the Brooder

    I am looking for D.E. in illinois, missouri, western indiana or northwestern kentucky. can anyone help. thanks
  2. crazychickens

    crazychickens Songster

    Jan 19, 2008
    Belleville, Wisconsin
    I got mine from our feed mill in town, make sure its food grade.
    Missprissy has a picture of what the bag looks like on her wed site.
    good luck
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years


    JANDRFIRE In the Brooder

    Thank you for the info..
  5. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Swimming pool suppliers sell it in 25lb bags.

    It has to be safe (it's only calcium) as it goes into filters.

    Around here it is about $1 per pound.

    If there is a particular reason why Swimming Pool DE is unsuitable ... let me know please.
  6. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    My box says *Contains Crystalline Silica - Do not breathe it in*.

    So wear a mask if you are dusting with it.
  7. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    It is Not the same as Food Grade DE
  8. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Quote:How is it different? And is the difference significant.

    After all, we are talking here about using DE as an insecticide. I'm still not sure why food grade is so important.
  9. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Songster

    Feb 3, 2008
    Raymond, Mississippi
    In the index FAQs section is a link or links to questions and answers about food grade DE. As I recall, you ONLY want to use food grade DE around chickens. The pool filter kind may very well kill them! I distinctly remember reading not to use it around poultry. Check it out. [​IMG]
  10. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR

    check out the Wolf Creek Ranch info on the difference between pool filter grade and food grade DE's.


    There's a section on my food grade DE page called Where to find food grade DE.

    Hope this helps!


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