Local price of DE...too much?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mtn Cur, May 18, 2010.

  1. Mtn Cur

    Mtn Cur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would assume this is the right place to post this considering i'm putting de in the coop. My only local retailer for de is selling for 3.75 per lb. Is that a fair price or should I look into ordering online.
     
  2. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    Ordering online tends to be more expensive than begging feed stores to carry or order it for you. My feed store charges 26.00 for a 50 pound bag of food grade DE I have not bought it in awhile I will double check when they open and repost if necessary.
     
  3. SPRING CREEK FARM

    SPRING CREEK FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I see that you also live in Tennessee; I get the best price from our local farmer's co-op; I think it is $24.95 for a 40 lb. bag. [​IMG]
     
  4. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I could not find it locally at a reasonable price so I ordered it from countrysidenatural.com located in Va. It was $25.00 for 50lb DE and $16.30 for shipping. Yes, $3.75lb is very high. That comes out to $187.50 for a 50lb bag.
     
  5. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Food grade de for Tennessee:

    # BioControl Network
    Brentwood TN
    615-370-4301
    [MIX]

    # Organic One of the Carolinas
    Contact: Buddy Caldwell
    898-312-8916
     
  6. buffbuttercup

    buffbuttercup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is DE anyways and what is its purpose? is it special dirt?? *new* thanx [​IMG]
     
  7. Mtn Cur

    Mtn Cur Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. buffbuttercup

    buffbuttercup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanx mtn cur, i have catahoulas [​IMG]
     
  9. Prospector

    Prospector Chillin' With My Peeps

    North of Toronto - DE is $17.99 CDN for 20 kg (44 lbs) at the Queensville Country Store.

    Works out to about $0.40/lb
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2010

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