where can i get de and whats the exact spelling

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  1. jonbanks

    jonbanks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you help
     
  2. jonbanks

    jonbanks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    id be grateful
     
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Most feeds stores will either carry it or order it for you. You can also go on-line and order it.

    diatomaceous earth
     
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://www.perma-guard.com/

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    sure where you live but you can email then and they will let you know where a dealer is in your area. Plus someone on here might know a place that sells it near you if you post your location.
     
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  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    1. Make sure you ONLY get food grade. Pool and/or horticultural are NOT safe for chickens, no matter what you're told by a store employee.

    2. You can get DE online. there are lots of sellers. I bought mine for around $27, shipped (10 lbs).

    3. BYC user spatcher sells DE - send him a PM for info.
     
  6. 31665

    31665 Out Of The Brooder

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    What is DE?
     
  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Follow the above links to find out what DE is and about its uses.
     
  8. FarmerMack

    FarmerMack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Diatomaceous earth I usually check ebay for it make sure it's labeled "for human consuption "
     
  9. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    One addition: some sellers on ebay will say that they're selling DE that's really food grade, just not labeled as such because it's difficult to get the labeling approved. I wouldn't trust them. Only get DE that's labeled "food grade".
     

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