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where to buy diatomaceous earth (DE) locally? (in MI)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by samana, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. samana

    samana Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm hoping I'll get lucky here and someone in west michigan has found a place that sells food grade DE? I'd love to get some.

    If not, anyone know if Tractor Supply Co or Family Farm and Home will order it in for you?

    I have no idea where to get this stuff, besides online sites I've found, thanks for any help [​IMG]
     
  2. samana

    samana Out Of The Brooder

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    givin this a bump in case there's any Michiganders out there today [​IMG]
     
  3. metbench1

    metbench1 New Egg

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    I got mine At Oxford Farm And Garden .nice people there
     
  4. Doopy

    Doopy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use your phone book (or other listing) and search for feed stores or farm stores. Call them and ask. Most rural feed stores or farm supply stores will know exactly what you need. Many farmers feed FGDE to livestock on a regular basis. You definitely do not want to use swimming pool filter DE. If you browse on youtube you will find several vids showing the use and application of DE on chickens. Good luck.
     
  5. ChicwannaB

    ChicwannaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:you have any luck finding it? I been searching online for days. costs a fortune for shipping, I'm looking for someplace I can drive to and pick it up myself, even if I have to go 100 miles.
     
  6. JusticeFamilyFarm

    JusticeFamilyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:you have any luck finding it? I been searching online for days. costs a fortune for shipping, I'm looking for someplace I can drive to and pick it up myself, even if I have to go 100 miles.

    Ha... I'm having the same issue with AC for my goats. No where around here has it and the shipping is more than the AC costs itself!
     
  7. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, you're in West MI. But if you are ever in Howell, I think Opa knows a place that sells it. My local feed store sells food grade DE in 40lb bags for 14$, but I am in the UP, no use to you.
     
  8. ChicwannaB

    ChicwannaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Im still looking. whew!
    Im in EAST Michigan. East Central Lower Peninsula.
     
  9. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Im still looking. whew!
    Im in EAST Michigan. East Central Lower Peninsula.

    OP said they are westerly [​IMG]

    Hopefully you can find a good place to buy it without breaking the bank!
     
  10. t/m

    t/m Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you go to PermaGuard.com (a maker of food grade DE) they have a map, just click on your state and they'll tell you who sells it. I was lucky and found it fairly close. I'm in SW VA. Good luck!
     

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