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Where to buy DE in Nebraska...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by urbanfarmers, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. urbanfarmers

    urbanfarmers In the Brooder

    Jun 23, 2010
    Bellevue, Nebraska
    My husband is dead set that we need DE so now it's up to me to locate a place to purchase it. I have contacted Bomgaars in Council Bluffs, Ia and Tractor Supply in Omaha, Ne and neither place has it or even knows what I'm talking about. I'm at a loss...other than ordering it off the internet. If anyone has any ideas as to where I can get it, locally if possible, it would be a great help. If I have to order it, where is the most economical place to order it?
  2. ChixPix

    ChixPix In the Brooder

    Apr 6, 2010
    I'm in NWMO. I was having the same problems. The local place said that they'd had inquiries about it, but there was no way they'd be able to match or beat online prices.

    I ended up buying a 10 pound bag on amazon, with shipping around $25. I could have gotten a better deal if I'd bought 25 or 50 but I wanted to try it out first, plus, 10# is still a pretty good sized bag!
  3. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    Levelland, Texas
    Stupid Question: What is DE?
  4. I've asked around and checked numerous places. I finally found some Food Grade on line. I'm trying to think of the source. It's on my work computer. I live near Omaha and couldn't find anyone that knew anything about it. I tried a couple of large garden type stores the type they had was not "food" grade.
  5. sharol

    sharol Songster

    Jun 13, 2010
    Admire, KS
    Quote:Diatomaceous earth
  6. rainierlass

    rainierlass Songster

    Jan 1, 2010
    I use Stall-Dri which is DE and clay - you might try your local feedstore............that is where I get mine...
  7. urbanfarmers

    urbanfarmers In the Brooder

    Jun 23, 2010
    Bellevue, Nebraska
    I've tried several feed stores around here and nobody knows what I'm talking about so I'm thinking we are going to have to buy it on the net. Rainierlass thanks for the heads up on the stall-dri, I will have to see if maybe they know what that is.
  8. paridisefarm2009

    paridisefarm2009 Songster

    Aug 12, 2009
    Hudson Florida
    I Just baught a Bag of De yesterday it is called Red lake earth it was at surbaban feed store in florida it cost $ 36.00 for a 40 lb bag [​IMG]
    Any one else use this ? I didn't know it was brown I thaught it was like a white powder Any one with some insite on this please pass it alone , I tryed dusting my birds Because of the fleas I am haveing a hard time getting rid of the stick fleas Thank you Jean
  9. rainierlass

    rainierlass Songster

    Jan 1, 2010
    Red Lake Earth is made by the same company as my StallDry Paridise.................

    This is from their site : "Stall DRY[​IMG] Absorbent and Deodorizer is composed of a natural blend of food grade diatomaceous earth and clay in a granular form, which has the ability to neutralize ammonia and absorb odors and moisture."

    It is like a very fine sand - am sure it is not as dusty as the straight DE - - seems to work really well in my coop and run

    I am going to ask my supplier if they can stock the Red Lake Earth DE as well - - might want to try it - the only difference is StallDry has clay and RLE has calcium bentonite and it seems they advertise RLE as a safe feed additive

  10. jaj121159

    jaj121159 Songster

    May 27, 2010
    Northeast Nebraska
    Hey Urbanfarmers Take a short drive to Northeast NE and visit Merchant Earth Works Health in Norfolk, NE. They sell food grade DE. I bought 10lbs. for $12 yesterday. You can also go to Ebay. I actually suggested they sponsor this site, and they were interested (Hint moderator contact them).

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