DE--info requested

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Doormantnt, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Doormantnt

    Doormantnt Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Glen Burnie, MD
    Hello all....I know reading here for a couple months now that if anwser is about heathlty chickens then it is in the threads on this page.

    I've been "researching" for food grade DE, which looks to be some great stuff, and am having NO LUCK for buying it local. Those BYC'ers that use it, is it going under a brand name?? is there a "reputable" link to get it online? or does any one know where to buy it in Maryland??

    Ideally I would like to have a local distributer, but with unknown brand names or even how to pronounce (LOL) it, it makes it difficult.

    Thank ya'll in advance.

  2. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Songster

    Sep 19, 2008
    I don't have any dealers near me who sell it either, so I use Stall Dry from TSC. (Tractor Supply)
    It's got DE in it, so works to control flies/smell/etc.
  3. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    st. gabriel organics (google it) has food grade DE and they seem to distribute to a lot of places. Good luck!
  4. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    I purchase online as the only feed store to sell it here stopped carrying it a couple of months ago.
  5. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Songster

    Jun 3, 2008
    Bolton, CT
    I just received my order of DE from
  6. TXmom

    TXmom Songster

    Last edited: Jun 9, 2009
  7. Doormantnt

    Doormantnt Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Glen Burnie, MD
    Thank ya'll for the responses

    toletiquesbysam--do you mix stall dry with shavings, or just use it alone for "bedding" in the coop??

    vfem do you have a link for where you ordered it?

    Thanks again, any one else with ideas??

    brand names, links online, or amounts and how to use.

  8. Doormantnt

    Doormantnt Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Glen Burnie, MD
    I've also seen prices range pretty good, what are ya'll paying, and for how much?
  9. try googling custum milling or golden blend. I pay $20.00 for 5o lb but i pick it up at the flea market since he sells food for exotic birds as well. marrie
  10. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

    Apr 8, 2009

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