DE how the heck do you spell it out. Links to buy it too please.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kaylakala, May 30, 2008.

  1. kaylakala

    kaylakala Songster

    Mar 19, 2008
    Melbourne Florida
    Thanks all!! [​IMG]
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Diatomaeous earth, I think. Sorry, I don't have any links, and wouldn't know how to post them even if I did. [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 30, 2008
  3. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I can't get the link to work but the web site is Custom Milling .com it is in Ga. We got 50#'s delivered for 46.56. It is a huge bag to. It is well worth the price of shipping. Here's their page

    Diatomaceous Earth
    Food Grade DE
    Diatomaceous Earth or DE for short, is the fossilized remains of the diatom, a single celled aquatic plant that lived some 20 million years ago. The remains of the diatoms formed deposits of diatomite in sedimentary layers. It is found in various dry lake bed deposits which were formed anciently from the skeletons of millions of microscopic diatoms as they died and fell to the bottom of the lake or sea bed. It is dug out of the ground and mined in different parts of the world.

    Diatomaceous earth is used in a wide range of industrial applications. Industrial grade DE is used in swimming pool filters and is not suitable for home use. The industrial DE has been put through a process which has been heated to extremely high temperatures and even though it looks the same it is like glass. The food grade is widely used as an anticaking agent in prepared feed mixes. Custom Milling, Inc uses DE in all of our feed formulas. The FDA has not approved DE as an internal parasite control, but it has approved it for animal consumption.

    Many farmers use DE in their grain bins ( about 7 lbs/ton of grain) When weevil eggs hatch out and the larvae come in contact with DE they dehydrate. Diatomaceous Earth will dehydrate any soft bodied insect or insect larva. Many people use it as a garden dust. Many of your chemical garden dust products have an inert ingredient in it. The inert ingredient is usually Diatomaceous Earth. The best way to use it is early in the morning when the leaves are wet. You can use a duster or you can use an old pair of panty hose and dust the leaves good. You can also protect fruit trees by sprinkling DE around the base and by making a solution with water and soap and painting the tree trunk. This creates a protective buffer zone against migration of Japanese beetles and other insects.

    You can dust your animals with it to control fleas, ticks, mites and other parasites

    25 lb bag $15.95 50 lb bag $23.95+ shipping

    ORDER NOW - Call toll free: 1-877-348-3048
    Last edited: May 30, 2008
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin is the cheapest I have seen so far. And its the RIGHT stuff too [​IMG]
  5. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Songster

    May 17, 2007
    I finally found where I got mine from so thought I would post too for those who are at their wits end trying to find it. I know I was.

    Ohio Earth Food
    Hartville, OH

    It is farming with all natural products.
  6. lovemychicks9

    lovemychicks9 Songster

    Apr 29, 2008
    South Carolina
    You can also contact Spatcher here at BYC, he is a member and he sell it and I believe that Dawn419 also sell it. It is great stuff and I use it all the time. Trudy [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. spatcher

    spatcher Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Virginia - Southside
    Check around and see what you can get it for. I have it in 3,5 and 8# - 15.30, 18.30 and 22.30 respectively! Includes shipping (9.30) USPS Priority Mail with 2-3 day delivery! Add a buck for our friends at PayPal if thats how you pay! :)
  8. kaylakala

    kaylakala Songster

    Mar 19, 2008
    Melbourne Florida
    thanks for the info. [​IMG]
  9. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    QCA, Illinois
    Be sure you get Food grade Codex DE...that's the safe one.
  10. TexasJoe

    TexasJoe Taking a break

    Mar 3, 2008
    I bought an 8 lb. bag of Carl Pool / Vital Earth DE. According to everything I can find, it's the food grade, can anyone confirm this?

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