Where do I find Food Grade DE?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by vwoods, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. vwoods

    vwoods Songster

    Apr 25, 2008
    Spotsylvania, Virginia
    Can anyone tell me where to find food grade DE? What price should I expect to pay for it? I'm thinking of using it on my dogs and cats (flea control) as well as in my chicken coop. Any input here would be helpful! Thanks!
  2. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Songster

    Dec 27, 2007
    Try www.freshwaterorganics.com
    That's where I got mine from. I got a 50 lb. bag for $64.00, which I think is a super price, as it included shipping. It was delivered fast too!
  3. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Franklin, NC
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2008
  4. vwoods

    vwoods Songster

    Apr 25, 2008
    Spotsylvania, Virginia
    Thank you both for your prompt reply. I'm going to check out those websites right now! By the way, have either of you used DE as flea control?
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    Custom Milling is okay, but your going to pay more in shipping than the actual cost of DE. I in Henry County and you are not that far from me, so shipping will be about the same for you as it was for me. Something like $27 in shipping charges for 50#'s. We have a member here on BYC, spatcher, that sells the Perma-Guard brand of the food grade DE. He ships quickly too! Try sending him a PM. [​IMG]
  6. Dawn419 also sells DE. I buy mine from Golden Blend Group. Dawn has a website you might try, Ionly pay $20.00 for 50 lbs but Golden blend has an agent in our area and i pick mine up from the flea market, where he has a booth.I tried DE for fleas on my dogs, and it may have killed what was on them at the time but all I got was a dusty house. As soon as they went back outside they were covered again. Only thing I found that works here, and we have some BIGGGGGGGGG fleas, is a good bath in Dawn dish detergent and a spray with Adams flea spray.[​IMG] marrie
  7. jnjross

    jnjross Songster

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    custommilling was on back order

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