Chicken Mites and Diatomaceous Earth

If you notice swollen scales on your hens, this may be an indication that they have mites.  Fortunately, this is easily treatable with diatomaceous earth.

Diatomaceous earth is an all-natural, non-toxic, and biodegradable insecticide.  Your hens can even eat it!  This natural insecticide can be rubbed on the hen and into her feet to eliminate and/or prevent mites.

Here is a short video from Ann Bartley with information about diagnosing chicken diseases, including the treatment and prevention of mites.

In her video, Ms. Bartley shares several simple tips for making sure your birds are healthy and disease-free. [Read more...]