DE - where can I purchase it besides online?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by zengrrl, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. zengrrl

    zengrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even if the price is good, the shipping is a deal breaker. Do they sell it at TSC or Lowes? The hardware store maybe? Going to find some tomorrow if I can.
     
  2. JPHorvath

    JPHorvath Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:If you are looking for some clean dirt for the birds to dust in don't waist your money you or the birds do not need it. Just give them a dry spot of yard dirt. Unless if you are living on a toxic dump; your chickens Do Not need Diatomaceous Earth for dusting.
     
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  3. DC1

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    We got a 50 pound bag from the feed shop....
     
  4. XxKiki_Bantam_BreederxX

    XxKiki_Bantam_BreederxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TSC does have it, but they call it "Fossil Shell flour". When we said Diatomecious Earth, they looked at us like we were from Mars, LOL!
     
  5. Tool

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    Quote:Which feed store? Local or chain?
     
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Which feed store? Local or chain?

    You need to go to whatever feedstores you have, the little independantly owned ones are more apt to be helpful but try whatever ya got, and ASK them for it, they may not have it in stock but may be able to order from their suppliers.

    Pat
     
  7. PonderingChick

    PonderingChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I am wondering if this is the same DE as what is sold in 50# bags at pool and spa stores for re-charging DE pool filters.
     
  8. diggergal

    diggergal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NO- it MUST be FOOD GRADE- I checked with a local feed supplier in my area and they also called it -fossil shell flour- it said food grade right on the label. Cost me $26 for a 50 lb bag.
     
  9. zengrrl

    zengrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you are looking for some clean dirt for the birds to dust in don't waist your money you or the birds do not need it. Just give them a dry spot of yard dirt. Unless if you are living on a toxic dump; your chickens Do Not need Diatomaceous Earth for dusting.

    Actually just for pest control, they have sand in their coop and run. I'll check TSC.
     
  10. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:TSC has it? My local one doesn't and I don't see it on the TSC website. Lucky you to have one that has it. I can't find it at any feed stores around here .
     

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