Category / diatomaceous earth

May 2, 2011
I checked my chickens over for mites this past weekend.  Mites are nasty little things, almost microscopic to the eye, that can take both mental and physical tolls on your chickens.  As the weather warms, these tiny little invaders will take every chance they can to steal a meal from your chickens. When I first …

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November 9, 2010
I had a terrific time on the West Coast and now I am finally home.  I missed my family and those chickens.  My husband, the chicken sitter, tells me that they all were good and he was able to take care of them without any problems.  I think he actually might have even enjoyed it. I …

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November 2, 2010
A nice clean coop, hopefully mite free Well apparently I did!  I cleaned out the coop yesterday.  While scraping out the nooks and crannies, I saw two areas of red mites, about 20 in each spot.  It took me a little while to recognize what they were.  They were so tiny and microscopic.  I could only tell they …

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October 22, 2010
Diatomaceous Earth!  Diatomaceous Earth or DE is really a miracle worker. What exactly is it?   DE consists of fossilized microscopic hard-shelled algae called diatoms. It comes in a very fine powder and can be a real preventative as well as curative for many chicken ailments.The most important thing when you want to use DE with your chickens …

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