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Where to buy Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth Cheap??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by thefooladifamily, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. thefooladifamily

    thefooladifamily Out Of The Brooder

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    Would love suggestions as to where to get the Food Grade DE online as cheap as possible....??
    I also read somewhere here about Sulpher something rather that is the same thing as DE but was much more available in the horse area at feed stores? I thnk it was Sulpher something rather though, in the horse section?

    Also would love any CONTROLLING FLIES words of wisdom while we are at it....
    -I have so much going on there's no way I can clean the coup every single day and unfortunately we can't have a droppings board underneath their perches/roosts? (are those the official terms for where they will be sleeping?
    -Deep litter method scares me- even though we have a "tight" enclosure, it still scares me mice/snakes would love that deep litter

    Our coup is about finished and husband said he found at least 30spiders in there last weekend. Please tell me chickens will eat those.

    Last but not least I've seen a lot of bees around the coop...no hives....are these dangerous to chickens, will they eat them??
     
  2. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I leave the spiders alone they seem to enjoy flies as much as I hate them LOL an enemy of a enemy is a friend [​IMG]
     
  3. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    What's considered cheap?

    One feed store had a bag that they wanted $18 for... size of the baker's sugar bag, donno pounds.

    I don't even know if that's a good or bad price, and if it was the right kind (I hadn't expected to see it so I hadn't written down the particulars) so I waited.
     
  4. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just paid less then $10 for about a 20-25 pound bag
     
  5. thefooladifamily

    thefooladifamily Out Of The Brooder

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    Ten dollars for a 20lb bag isn't bad. Where did you get it?

    What I meant was cheap by the lb. If I have to buy a 100lbs to get it for 1.00 a lb that is fine. But, 20lbs for 10bucks isn't bad at all. I also need to keep in mind shipping costs...

    Never thought of it that way!! Lol an enemy of an enemy is a friend!!
     
  6. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    southern states is like a local coop here I think they have a web presence
     

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