Food Grade DE

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mommathea, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. mommathea

    mommathea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know of a place to get food grade DE in the Kansas City area? The TS near us does not carry it, and the clerk looked at me like I'm completely crazy.
    I know there are 2 healthfood stores in the area, do you think they would carry it?

    Thanks
     
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    [​IMG] I finally gave up and just got Stall Dri from Orchlens.. Its 18.00 a 15lb bag but what else can you do..... Its DE and Clay mixed.
     
  3. SandraChick

    SandraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Stall dry works well for keeping the coop/stalls dry---as the name says. However it cannot be mixed with feed.... So it depends on what you plan on using your DE for.

    You can order it online also...shipping can be expensive...but then again you don't need a lot of DE for the feed...and you can use stall dry in the coop shavings

    Sandra
     
  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Check out my Food Grade DE page.

    The bottom section lists several places where you can buy it (distributors listed by state).

    Hope this is some help!


    Dawn
     
  5. lalyswishytail

    lalyswishytail Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know anything about Kansas, but I had the same dilemma applied to Chicagoland. I finally decided to buy on-line. I was able to buy a 15 lb bag of bulk Perma-Guard DE from Shadow Ridge Farm for $27 and that INCLUDES shipping! I thought it was a pretty good deal considering I couldn't buy it locally.
     
  6. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Try Ebay - I got some on there a while back
     
  7. mommathea

    mommathea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. I ended up picking up some stall dry last night. I mainly wanted it to mix a little with the bedding.
     
  8. Nana2KJS

    Nana2KJS Chicks-n-Ahs

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    I love this store. My son lives in Olathe and I buy dog food there anytime I get up that way. They are listed on the Perma_Guard site.

    Brookside Barkery & Bath
    14040 W 119th St.
    Olathe, KS
    913-782-2275

    Now I have another reason to shop there![​IMG]
     
  9. exop

    exop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about a garden center? Make sure that the product is just diatomaceous earth, and doesn't contain any added insecticide.

    The stuff sold for gardeners to control soft-bodied insects is the right type for poultry fly and parasite control - it's not the extra-dangerous processed DE that people use for their pools.


    Best - exop
     
  10. Der Alte

    Der Alte Out Of The Brooder

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    mommathea,

    I got a 50# bag for $35 plus $29.06 shipping (ouch)
    directly from Perma-Gard. The sack came in a cardboard
    box. Good thing because UPS tore the box badly.
    Shipping cost is based on your distance from them.
    Go to http://perma-guard.com/index.html and see what you think.


    "Food Grade" "Diatomaceous Earth" DE
    Perma-Guard, Inc.
    Telephone: (505) 243-1460
    http://perma-guard.com/index.html
    Fossil Shell Flour

    Shipped to ZONE 3: AR, IA, IL, IN, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, OK, SD, TX, WI
    PERMA-GUARD FOSSIL SHELL FLOUR
    Product Item Ship Wt Retail Price Shipping Cost Total per Unit

    1# Bag 2# 6.10 9.12 15.22
    2# Bag 3# 9.15 9.47 18.62
    5# Bag 6# 15.35 10.25 25.60
    10# Bag 12# 20.45 11.80 32.25
    50# Bag 53# 35.00 29.06 64.06

    Hope this helps,

    Der Alte
     

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