Sources in INDIANA for FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous Earth - (UPDATED)

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  1. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Sources For Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth in INDIANA

    Morgan County Feed Store (joebryant of BYC)
    349 East Walnut Street
    Martinsville, Indiana 46151
    50# for $32
    Going south on 37 to Martinsville area. Go to the 4th light on 37; take a right on Ohio Street; go to 3rd stop sign; see Curtis Construction; go to left side and continue ½ block to the grain bin of the Morgan County Feed Store.

    Batesville Farm & Tractor Supply (Doopy of BYC)
    4899 SR46 E.
    Batesville, IN 47006
    50# bag $18

    Morris Feed Mill (Doopy of BYC)
    5124 E. Mill St.
    Morris, IN 47033
    6# Bottle $13
    50# bag $21

    Charlestown Feed and Archery (Dirtsaver of BYC)
    11106 Dean St
    Charlestown In. 47111
    50# bag $30
    They are actually right on Hwy 62 in Charlestown and the only supplier I could
    Find for the Louisville Kentucky /southern Indiana area.

    Graber's Hunting Supply (joebryant of BYC)
    (William Graber)
    248 North 1050 East
    Loogootee, IN 47553
    50# bag $21.95
    Don't use the Google map directions for driving directions to Loogootee, Indiana to buy food grade diatomaceous earth:
    If you live in Indiana, do not use a Google map to get to the DE source in Loogootee, Indiana; it sent me on a wild goose chase, wasting HOURS of my time. Graber's Hunting Supply is northwest of Loogootee. Google map directions sent me about twelve miles south of Loogootee.
    Thanks to a mailman (luck), I FINALLY found it. I bought two 50# bags for $21.95 each plus tax. When I left, I checked my odometer for tenths of miles on each road back and wrote NEW directions.

    Coming from the north on Highway 37, go 2.8 miles past the Bedford, Indiana, to exit S. R. 50 and turn right (west).
    Drive 28.1 miles on S.R. 50 to and through S. R. 231 in Loogootee, IN. Stay on S. R. 50 another 1.6 miles until you come to Road 1200 East, turn right and go 5.6 miles north until you come to Road 600 North. Turn left on 600 North and go 1 1/2 miles to Road 1050 East. Turn right and go 1/4 mile north; there you will see the house and large barns on the right (corner of 1050 East and 625 North); the address is 6248 North 1050 East.

    Coming from anywhere else, find your way to Loogootee, Indiana. Go to the intersection of S.R. 231 and S.R. 50 and go west on S.R. 50 1.6 miles to Road 1200 East... Follow the directions above from there.

    WARNING! Coming from S. R. 50, there is no other way to get to Rd. 1050 East but off of 600 North, i.e., 1050 East is VERY short (about 1,000 feet) and does not go through to S.R. 50 or ANY other road from S.R. 50; however, there are some complicate backroad routes coming from the north that lead into the 625 North road; good luck if you try to use those back roads.

    MISCELLANEOUS SITES FROM OTHERS (no address or telephone provided):
    You can buy food grade DE in the Shipshewana area at FD Miller's Feed & Supply. I don't know their prices.
    You can also get food grade DE fm Garden Harvest Supply in Berne, IN. Their website is . Their price is REALLY high if that's for pickup:
    Diatomaceous Earth, Food Grade—5-lb. Bag Price $10.00
    Diatomaceous Earth, Food Grade—50-lb. Bag Price $55.00
    I just checked their delivery for 50 pounds: They wanted $18 for UPS delivery to me here in Indiana. OUCH! That's $73.00.

    Last edited: Oct 30, 2010

  2. Cargo

    Cargo Songster

    Sep 28, 2010
    Farmington, NM
    Glad all the feed stores have it here in OR.
  3. swimmer

    swimmer Songster

    Aug 17, 2010
    Here is my question. I've never used DE and was going to go to the feed store to buy some. Just to add to my coop floor, run, ect. When I went to the feed store they didn't carry. Went to another, they didn't carry it either. Are there some states that aren't allowed to sell it?
  4. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Quote:Swimmer, it's not easy to find and impossible to find in some states. Here are two sellers in Utah:
    # Fresh Water Organics
    Sandy, UT 84090
    Many distributors, ask or check website
    [All products and sizes]

    # Kent Gwilliam
    Mendon, UT 84325
    [FOSSIL SHELL 50lb bags]
  5. Cargo

    Cargo Songster

    Sep 28, 2010
    Farmington, NM
    Also look for stall-dry it is DE and clay mixture perfect for keeping the coop floor nice and dry.
  6. Doopy

    Doopy Songster

    Dec 16, 2009
    Indiana, USA
    I just bought a 50# bag of food grade at our local grain store in Batesville, Indiana for $16
  7. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Songster

    Mar 20, 2010
    Northern Kentucky
    Joe if you want to add this one to your list....about $30 for 50#

    In Southern Indiana

    Charlestown Feed and Archery
    11106 Dean St
    Charlestown In. 47111

    They are actually right on Hwy 62 in Charlestown and the only supplier I could find for the Louisville Kentucky /southern Indiana area.


  8. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Thanks, Doopy and Dirtsaver, I've added those to Indiana locations to my Word document.
    Doopy, can you get me the address and telephone number please?
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2010
  9. swimmer

    swimmer Songster

    Aug 17, 2010
    Thanks Joe! I live pretty close to the first location. One more question. Do you use it in the winter? Or more in the summer? We don't have a lot of chickens and it's a very dry climate here, so flies are not an issue. I think I'll do a search and see all the uses for it. It seems like a lot of people on this site use it.
  10. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Swimmer, I use it all summer and winter. When I first put bedding wood chips, I put it on the floor first, and then I put it on top the wood chips. The chickens mix it in well. I occasionally sprinkle it over the poo in the black catch boxes (see My BYC Page) and on the sand in the run. Any time I see a collection of poo, I add sprinkle some on.

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