Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Haley, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. Haley

    Haley Hatching

    Apr 13, 2007
    I was wondering where u get DE? I checked with my feed mill and they said there is no such thing as the food grade.Thanks:)
  2. pricem11

    pricem11 Songster

    Aug 14, 2007
    Pittsboro, NC
    Feed mill is wrong. It's a common food additive (for humans and livestock), and if the non-food grade were added to food, serious poisoning could / would occur.

    Where are you located? I'm in NC, and ships to me for around $40 delivered. If you're near one of their distributors, you can go pick up a 50lb bag for $21.95.
  3. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Portland TN
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Once again, another example of a feedstore not knowing what the heck they're talking about....[​IMG]
  5. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    Hoegger Goat Supply (you'll have to search for the address) has it; not a bad price. You know, our chickens are free range; most of the year they dust in the plain dirt anyway; and if I try to get them to dust in DE they look horrified and find somewhere else to dust; they just wont use it; even if I mix it with regular dust or ashes, I still have to do it when they're not looking. Does anyone know if the DE has a big advantage over the good ol' regular dirt they normally dust in?

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