2 kg Diatom Powder (Diatomaceous Earth)
Diatomaceous Earth (diatom) is an effective control against many mite and lice problems associated with poultry including red mite.
Sprinkle Diatom powder on the floor of the house at a the rate of 50g per square meter.
It can also be added to the bottom of nest boxes and the hens favourite dust bath. Used in this manor the chickens will self medicate and reduce the need to handle them. Alternatively, diatom powder can be applied directly to the bird using the 450g diatom powder puffer pack
Diatom powder (Diatomaceous Earth) has the effect on mites of walking across shards of glass. Their outer waxy coating soon becomes damaged and they die from dehydration. Because it is an inert mineral there is no egg withdrawal
or chemical residue to consider although we recommend you wear gloves when handling diatom powder.
If you are dealing with an infestation of Red Mite we recommend you use Poultry Shield
as an initial control followed by Diatom Powder
Product Category: Poultry equipment > Red mite treatments
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Diatom Powder 2 kg
based on20 ratings. 20 user reviews.
good stuff! works great,al red mites gone,top stuff hans - kesteren nl
Many people I have spoken to before getting chickens have recomended Diatom specifically. I use when I have cleaned out the coop using poultry shield. I also put some in their dust bath and a sprinkle every now and then in their food. Its safe and simple. Jack - Abbotts Langley, Herts
Wow this is good stuff! after a hot humid summer our hen houses were riddled with these pesky mites we tried everything including a blowtorch!! to no avail until we found this stuff the 1st time of using this it wiped them all out in one hit brilliant we will certainly be ordering more! Gary - Shropshire
Quick delivery, great service Quick delivery, great service -
Never having had red mite among my poultry before, I did not know what to use. Diatom was reommended to me by a friend. Done an amazing job - brilliant product! -
Very good product I bought the 5kg tub. I crammed it into any gap or crack in the wood I could find, and scattered it around the edges of the coop. I also added it to the wood chip in the laying area. This and the use of a blow-torch in areas powder couldn't reach has meant that 3 weeks on I seem to have won the war. Robert - Hertfordshire
Appears to work wonders We had signs of lice on some of our Peking bantams. A brief dose with this and there has been no signs since. We also put a bit in the soil in the chicks favourite sand bathing area to help ensure a regular coating. I can highly recommend the product and the fast efficient services. John Dabill - Guildford
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