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Where do you buy Diatomaceous Earth?

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

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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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!

    Ditto!
     
  2. VNH

    VNH Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's super expensive. I hope you can find it locally.
     
  4. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought some at Lowes. I asked first and the guy looked at me like I was speaking a foreign language! Then I looked around and found it. It was in the organic gardening section. So Maybe if you have a store near you that has a big organic gardening section...

    good luck.
     
  5. cherprit

    cherprit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got some Saturday at a local organics/natural foods store.
     
  6. kara_leigh

    kara_leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a tiny feed store near us that sells it in any amount that you want. We got 25lbs for $.93/lb. I found out about it from one of my neighbors.
     
  7. JP101010

    JP101010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I couldnt find any good prices for it local so i order food grade DE off of Ebay free shipping- best price i could find
     
  8. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I got mine from them (for our rabbits, originally) from their ebay store. The permaguard distributor list only shows one in Indiana and it's nowhere near me.
     
  9. JanetfromDayton

    JanetfromDayton Out Of The Brooder

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    Just bought a 50# bag for $14.99 at the local feed supply- grainery. Tried TSC. They had to look it up on their computer and then told me it was out of season??? Is there a season to use DE?
     
  10. RiddleMe

    RiddleMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought 40# for $12.95 at Big R, the west coast equivalent of TSC. Took a little work to find someone who actually knew what I wanted, but there it was, sitting on the shelf next to the wild bird seed...??
     

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