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Diatomaceous Earth - Bird and Poultry Grade - 4 kg

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Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is an essential natural remedy for the chicken coop or bird cage. Get diatomaceous earth for chickens and fight lice and mites without poison. DE is recommended by natural poultry keepers everywhere.


Diatomaceous Earth (4 kg) - Bird and Poultry Grade Details:

  • Completely natural

  • Coarse ground for safe use around the chicken coop or bird cage

  • Safe for animal use

  • A 4 kg bag that will last for months in the chicken coop

  • An effective, natural insecticide

  • Also suitable for use in the garden

A 100 % natural product

Diatomaceous earth is made from a naturally occuring sedimentary rock. This soft rock is made from the fossilised remains of algae, known as diatoms. High in silica, these particles have sharp, abrasive edges that make them useful for cleaning, dessicating and as a natural insecticide. Food grade DE is safe for human consumption whereas coarse grade DE like this one are recommended for the chicken coop. 


A chemical-free insecticide

Diatomaceous earth is a natural insecticide that works by absorbing the oils and fats in an insect's body, dessicating it. DE also has sharp edges which help cut into the exoskeleton. Diatomaceous earth is effective against a range of insects including mites, lice, slugs, snails, ants and other pests. It should never be used indescriminately as it can harm beneficial insects such as bees. 


Prevent disease in the chicken coop

Lice and mites weaken birds and spread common illnesses as they move between your chickens, or from wild birds into your coop. Diatomaceous earth can be an effective control for lice and mites, preventing other disease in your flock. 


How to use diatomaceous earth for chickens

Natural chicken keepers use diatomaceous earth for:

  • Treating lice and mites, by adding DE to the dust bath or dusting birds 
  • Killing insects in the chicken coop, by sprinkling it around problem areas such as cracks where mites and lice may hide or breed
  • Reducing the smell of chicken droppings

Coarse grade DE is also suiable for use in the garden to combat slugs and snails or to add silica to the soil.


Precautions

This grade of diatomaceous earth is not safe for human consumption. Although the coarse particles are less likely to cause problems than finer DE, all powders can be damaging if inhaled. Always wear a mask and gloves when handling DE and be careful when sprinkling it around the chicken coop to ensure birds don't inhale it. 


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