Category / diatomaceous earth

March 17, 2014
Long before I began blogging about the chickens, the gardens, and the bees, my career has been in medicine. Without a doubt, I draw on my experiences in medicine to care for my chickens. Yes, there is a difference between treating chickens and treating humans.  However, many things do not change such as infection causing organisms,…

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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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January 14, 2011
Well it has been seven month since we started raising chickens.  I thought that I would share a few tips that I have learned along the way since raising chickens.  They might make a difference in how you do things too. 1.  Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to 1 gallon of water that they…

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December 12, 2010
Fashionistas, excellent housekeepers, nurturing to those in need; sounds like a resume that would please any of us.  Good housekeeping skills and keeping a tidy home with everything in it’s place: something that many of us strive to achieve.  The other day, I cleaned out the coop and realized halfway through that I forgot to pick…

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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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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.