Where do you buy Diatomaceous Earth?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Sunshyne276, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Sunshyne276

    Sunshyne276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't seen to find food grade Diatomaceous Earth ANYWHERE! I've called Tractor Supply, Southern States, Walmart, Lowes - do you local stores carry it? [​IMG]
     
  2. promiselandfarm5

    promiselandfarm5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got our food grade DE threw our local (non-chain) feed store. They had to special order it, but it was cheaper than the other places I found because I didn't have to pay shipping.

    website I was going to use....

    http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/defaq.html
     
  3. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i couldn't find any DE anywhere either, so last year i ordered a huge bag online and i still have TONS of it left! it's gonna last me forever. i just use it to sprinkle where they take their dust baths. i can't remember where i ordered it from or how much it cost....i'm sure i had to pay shipping, but it was worth it. i don't remember it being TOO terribly expensive.
     
  4. WhetzelMomma

    WhetzelMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found some near me, and then the locally owned garden center bought some too, so you might ask if they would order any for you.
     
  5. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the distribution chart for Perma Guard: http://www.perma-guard.com/distributors.html
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    local feed store carries it. I've heard some people say that you have to ask your feed store if they carry "Fossil Shell Flour", which is the other name for it.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Believe it or not, I get mine at the local hardware store. I couldn't believe it the first time I saw it for sale there, so I checked it out carefully. It is CODEX food grade DE. I forget what the sales clerk told me the contractors use it for.
     
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  7. harveyhorses

    harveyhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try a search on Craigslist, I found a farmers market that had it, of course the market was three weeks ago. There was a phine number and lo and behold 'Do you want the three pounds or 50?' I am in Richmond, this place called 360 hardware down towards Tappahanock.
     
  8. Gatordog

    Gatordog Out Of The Brooder

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    Ask a swimming pool supply store, DE is used in commercial filter systems.
     
  9. surgerynut

    surgerynut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can buy it online at Amazon.com and they deliver!
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  10. zookeeper15133

    zookeeper15133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It is NOT food grade DE at pool supply places! That is different! DO NOT USE POOL DE! It will harm or kill your chickens!
     

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