DE - is this a good price?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by momofthree, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. momofthree

    momofthree Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 5, 2010
    Skiatook, OK
    i can get 2.25 pounds for $11.25 for food grade DE.

    ya think it's a decent price?
  2. coastaltx

    coastaltx Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 12, 2010
    Third Coast
    Too much. Check Ebay. I bought 10lbs of food Grade DE for $15 shipped. Its good stuff. I'll try and find the seller I bought from and post it here.
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    It really depends on your area. I'm in a country area, and got mine from a local feed store (they ordered it for me), a 50 lb. bag for $29.99. So to me, your price sounds outrageous. But if you're in an area where there are no feed stores, and they look at you really strangly when you ask for DE, then maybe that's a fair price???
  4. chicken nanny

    chicken nanny Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 18, 2009
    I just bought a bag 50# for 27.00 at feed store, they orderd it for me.....Ask around the feed stores..... Good Luck
  5. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    Go to "" and get a 50# bag delivered to your home for $43. 50 /43 = .86 cents a pound. I also use DE in my garden for slug and snails. Sprinkle it at night when things are dry. Eco friendly if you ask me. Cheaper than slug bait products. I wanted to buy the bait but what if my chickens get in there? At least with the DE if they do they get some benefit. Other than eating my vegetables.
  6. thefamilyflock

    thefamilyflock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2010
    East Granby CT
    I got a 40lb. bag for $22.00 at our local horse supply store. I had called around to a few stores before I found it for a reasonable price! [​IMG]
  7. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    Countrysides is $25 for a 50# bag the rest is for shipping and alot of us don't have anyone nearby that sells it. Thats' the only reason I suggested it.
  8. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Usually $1 a lb. delivered to your door is good. (50#/$50 to your door). I couldn't find anyone locally that had food grade DE-and some tried to sell me some that wasn't. I ended up eBaying it and have been completely satisfied with it.

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