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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by greenegglena, May 23, 2010.

  1. greenegglena

    greenegglena Hatching

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    I've read the best dusting to use is diatomaceous earth. What is this, and where do i buy it. I've been to the local AG supply and can't find it. Thanks greenegglena
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:I buy mine on eBay. It must be strictly FOOD GRADE DE though.
    If you do a search on "diatomaceous earth" here on BYC you'll get tons of hits on it discussing it and where to get it as well as the benefits to your flock by using it.

    Here's one link to get you started:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=1560-Food_Grade_DE

    Good luck!
     
  3. chubbydog811

    chubbydog811 Songster

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    You should be able to get it at your local feed store...I got mine at the blue seal down the road.
     
  4. embkm

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    I have been looking locally for over a year for DE. I finally just gave up and ordered from Ebay.
     
  5. What is your city and state? You can try to google city, state and food grade damascus earth. I have read on here several people having a hard time finding it. I got to asking around and turns out my neighbor sells it. I pay 22.50 for 50 lbs but have read others paying much more.
    Good luck!
     
  6. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Songster

    Mar 29, 2009
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    Really could you help me out? I just use the poultry and the 7-dust 5%, I would like to us the DE if I didn't have to order it.
     

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