Chicken Bedding

Diatomaceous earth’s micro-composition makes it uniquely suited for combatting common poultry pests. Microscopic structurally sharp edges which attack mites, lice, fleas, ticks, slugs, snails and digestive-tract worms by dehydrating the outer shell of insects’ bodies, killing them in hours.

 

Diatomaceous earth is also very porous and very effective at drying wet surfaces where pests may lay their eggs.

 

Diatomaceous earth is 100% natural and harmless to humans, chickens and other animals, and an inexpensive alternative to chemical pesticides.

 

Food-grade diatomaceous earth has long been added to agricultural feed both to keep the feed from caking and free from unwanted worms. Diatomaceous earth particles are small enough and hard enough to pass through chicken intestinal walls cleansing their digestive tracts of parasites like worms.

 

Diatomaceous earth is comprised mainly of silica, an essential dietary mineral. It also contains trace minerals like aluminium and iron oxide. This assist with egg quality production and overall well being of the hens and roosters.

Product Name - Chicken Mites
Benefits
  • Natural pesticide

  • Chicken feed supplement

  • Dries wet surfaces where pests may lay their eggs

  • Improved egg quality production and hen/rooster well being

Applying Diatomaceous Earth in your Coop

Diatomaceous earth is easy to physically apply to your chicken coop.

 

Step 1: Clean existing chicken coop, scrub out all the cracks, door frames and window sills, removing old, dirty litter.

 

Step 2: Manually spread the Diatomaceous earth for Chickens across the chicken coop floor at a rate of [x] kg per M2. Use a plastic scoop as a light sprinkler, and wear a mask while doing so to avoid inhaling the particles.

 

Step 3: After spreading diatomaceous earth across your coop, use Attapulgite Chicken Coop Bedding for your chickens.

 

Step 4: Additionally, spread diatomaceous earth in your chicken dust bathing area as another protective measure. Chickens love rolling around in dry dust as a way to maintain their feathers and scrub their skin.

 

Step 5: Adding a 10% - 15% volume of diatomaceous earth to your chicken feed diet works against microscopic parasites.

Step 6: For effective removal of ammonia and healthy chicken coop environment continue steps 1-5 on a weekly or monthly basis depending on the size/no. of birds in the chicken coop.