Where can I order food grade DE?

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  1. PuffMommy

    PuffMommy Out Of The Brooder

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    not sure if this is the right place to post this...i know i saw it somewhere on this site but can't find it. my local feed store does not sell food grade. i'm planning on using the deep litter method (with DE), however, i just read today that the deep litter method should not be used in small yards (near neighbors) due to the smell and that i should just clean the coop out every week. i guess this has become two questions now - thanks in advance for your help!
     
  2. bionic_chicken

    bionic_chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just ordered mine today! Custommilling.com. $23ish for the DE, $26ish for the shipping to Texas.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If you use deep litter and keep it dry there is no smell.

    I get my food grade DE from dirtworks.net I only use permaguard brand.
     
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    Maggie3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GAhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:MissPrissy, you can get DE cheaper at CustomMilling. Check out the site. I pay with shipping 45.56 for a 50# bag including shipping.
     
  8. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sell Codex Food Grade DE in 3,5 and 8 pounds if you do not want to go the 50# route. 15.30 - 18.30 and 22.30 respectively. Prices INCLUDE Priority Mail with 2 to 3 day delivery time.
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I tried that. Custom Milling did not carry PermaGuard brand up here and the bag I was delivered in no way said codex grade or food grade DE. I sent it back. Not worth the effort to fool with them again. I only use PermaGuard brand.
     
  10. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MissPrissy, I just went and checked mine and it is PermaGuard Codex Food Grade DE, they might have changed the brand they are selling.
     

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