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The Price Of DE.....Is It Always This Expensive???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TwoCrows, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I wasn't sure where this topic belonged, thinking maybe since DE is used quite a bit around the coop and such that it would fit in this section. But I went to my local feed store for a few things today, and a bag of DE caught my eye. I have never used it before, but after reading so much about it on the forums here, I thought I would give it a try.

    It cost me $32.95 for a 4 pound bag!! [​IMG] I guess I had better use it sparingly. What all is DE good for? I was planning on using it to dust the floor of the coop, nest boxes and dust bathing areas. It is also pet grade and can be put in their food.

    Anyway, what all are you paying for this stuff? You would think it was as valuable as gold!! [​IMG]
     
  2. VI KING RANCH

    VI KING RANCH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At my feedstore it only costs me $19.95 for a 50 fifty pound bag [​IMG] although I am in Canada [​IMG]
     
  3. JamesInCorona

    JamesInCorona Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds pretty expensive...
    We recently got a 50lb bag of food grade (it has to say 'Codex' on the bag) for $55 with tax...at a local pet store.
    Oh, and food grade DE wasn't easy to find here in So Cali either...most places just looked at us like we were nuts...LOL
     
  4. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 50# of DE through Azure Standard for twenty-some dollars, including shipping.

    Have you used any of yours yet? Can you return it for a refund?
     
  5. VelvettFog

    VelvettFog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only buy DE if you need it. Not because someone else uses it.
     
  6. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    50#s here goes for ~$28. Maybe you should ask if they carry the big bags.
     
  7. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Is this through ups shipping? Or with the drop point? With the drop point it looks like a $50 minimum order.
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Thanks for all your information. So I guess I am getting ripped off!! [​IMG] And unfortunately I HAVE opened the bag. I live in a very rural area and am lucky to even have a feed store around. (Not TSC). So the prices of some stuff is expensive. I like their hay, it is always clean and fresh and is cheap to buy. And their chicken feed is of the highest quality.

    Well, I will use this bag and then maybe go on line to find a cheaper source.

    Thanks again all. [​IMG]
     
  9. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    I pay approximate - $15 for a 50 lb. bag. I prefer Purina to So States. Are you buying medicated feed? Sometimes larger quantities pay for themselves. My 50 lb. bag fits in a Rubbermaid container nicely.
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2011
  10. ginnyj

    ginnyj Out Of The Brooder

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    I had the same experience. Bought 5 lbs of DE at the Feedstore for $15. Then saw it on Amazon for much less.

    Ginny
     

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