I don't know where to get DE

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ncCHICKS, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Hope Mills, NC
    We have 2 feed stores in town, one carries mainly horse stuff, but has shavings. The other is an old family feed store that has chickens, ducks, and such. Which is more likely to have it? How do I make sure it's food grade? Is it necessary? For an 8x4 coop, how much do I need?
  2. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    7 Springs Farm
    426 Gerry Lane NE
    Check, VA 24072
    Contact Person: Ron Juftes
    Delivers to North Carolina also

    Countryside Natural Products
    1688 Jefferson Highway
    Fisherville VA 22939
    Contact Person: Steve

    Shadow Ridge
    77 Oxford Road
    Peachland, NC 28133
    Cheryl Orlowski
    Phone 704-272-7110
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Make sure it is FOOD GRADE. the bags will often read "Codex Grade Fossil Shell Flour".

    Permaguard is the best brand.
  4. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    If you want some right away in a small amount most health food stores have it, but Joe gave you the really good sources.
  5. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Hope Mills, NC
    Thanks all, also is it necessary, or just a health guard?

    (in other words should I put it before finishing my coops or can it wait, i don't know how to prioritize it. My coop will be done by spring)

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