Because of the recent rains we’ve been experiencing and now this latest warming trend of 80+ degree days, Jordanne spread/sprinkled a bunch of diatomaceous earth into the animals’ (400 sq ft) enclosure yesterday.
Diatomaceous earth or “DE” is a 100% natural cure for all manner of poultry ailments including intestinal worms/parasites, mites and lice. DE also deters any hatching flies!
It’s good practice/habit to apply regularly, especially in the Spring when temperatures start to warm and bring out all sorts of unwanted buggies. Applying DE in the dirt/mulch is good for when the chickens take their dust bath as they’ll get some DE in their feathers which will combat mites and lice.
Here’s Jordanne giving the enclosure a good dusting before spreading a new layer of mulch, straw.
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