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Diatom Powder 5kg

4.9 out of 5 stars 40 customer reviews

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ASINB009QIYI00
Best Sellers Rank 44,313 in Pet Supplies (See top 100)
Date First Available14 Oct. 2012
  
 

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5kg Diatom Powder (Diatomaceous Earth) Why not buy 10kg of Diatom powder and save over £2 /kg? Diatomaceous Earth 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 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. To apply diatom powder to your chickens you'll find decanting it into a smaller container makes life simpler 450g diatom powder pufferis ideal for this or use a bobby duster dust applicator If you are dealing with an infestation of Red Mite we recommend you use poultry shieldas an initial control followed by diatom powder (Diatomaceous Earth)


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By J on 11 Jun. 2017
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If you have a wooden chicken house with red mite put the matches away and use this product. I have to say I thought it wouldn't work as red mite are known to be difficult to control but this product worked in 24 hrs there was no sign of them. If you use a puffer then the powder gets in all the cracks and corners of the house. I would highly recommend this product.
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Tried another red mite powder, which did nothing, read the reviews for this product, all seemed positive, used it once on my coop., and the problem seemed to disappear after just the one treatment. Have used it twice since. Just to make sure, and have had no more problems. So yes I would recommend this product
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Great product. Bought for my chicken dust baths and houses. Works great, no red mite at present. Would recommend.
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The best way to get rid of and control red mites.
This is the only product I have found to actually work.
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Easy to use (depending on mood of the chicken) and seems to be keeping mites at bay. Would buy again.
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This is great because you can use it on the bird. Rub it up into the feather shafts all over. Better than a dust bath!
Specially important around the vent and under the wings.
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As an avid chicken keeper this is a must . Was far cheaper than anywhere locally and arrived promptly . Would recommend this product to all poultry keepers for use on birds and in coops . Would be useful if a small puffer was included for applying to birds l
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