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Diatomaceous Earth - how much?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shakecc, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. shakecc

    shakecc Out Of The Brooder

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    I would like to use ths in my coop which is 8 x 5 and will house 7 chickens. I am going to have to order it as I can not locate the food grade close to me. I am having a hard time picturing how much I will use, hence how big of a bag to order. Should I get the 50 lb bag or will that last me forever. How much and how ofter do you use it?

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  2. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 4x8 coop and maybe once a week turn over the bedding and sprinkle a light dusting over it-it dries the poop real well, keeps the fly population down and pretty much takes care of any odors. 50# would last you quite a while and its a good way to buy it to save money. Thats what I would recommend.
     
  3. hoosierhen

    hoosierhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where is the best/cheapest source of DE? I would like to order some too.
     
  4. Lea71

    Lea71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Same here...our coop is 8x8 and that's what I do. I also mix it up with some ash and sand to make their dust bath It's great stuff! Hope you can find some....good luck. [​IMG]
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    It's expensive. I'm picking up a 50 lb bag of food grade tomorrow from Pratts Pet and Feed... it's $39.
     
  6. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sell PermaGuard Food Grade DE on line- 15.30, 18.30 and 22.30 fpr 3, 5 and 8 pounds respectively. Priority flat rate Mail 2-3 day delivery included. Add a buck for PayPal. If interested, PM me with your PayPal e-mail and I will generate an invoice for you.
     
  7. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would like to try this DE . BUT, It seems SOOOoo expensive , how long will it last in the yard?
     
  8. Judymae

    Judymae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a 50lb bag at our local feed store and it was only $24. It has lasted forever!!
     
  9. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DE is NOT expensive! GETTING IT TO YOU is expensive!
     
  10. Google GoldenBlendGroup and see if they have a rep in your area.they are not expensive and the DE is really good. marrie
     

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