Natures Grub

Red Mite Powder

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Size: 1kg Bucket

Red Mite Powder (Diatomaceous Earth) is a 100% natural product, prepared from the fossilised remains of ancient shell creatures, so is totally inert and safe to humans and animals.

It is used on animals to protect against external parasites (lice, fleas, mites), internal parasites (worms), and for general good health.

Treat your chickens and other susceptible animals with Red Mite Powder to keep their general good health in tact.

It also increases the digestibility of your feed when added at 1-2%, so in time Red Mite Powder could help save you a lot of money on food! Furthermore, it can be used as a mineral supplement for all animals and birds.

This product for chickens works mechanically rather than chemically, so no immunity can be built up. As the mites crawl through this dust, the microscopically sharp shards that this product is made from scratches the mite's waxy shell, thus causing them to slowly dehydrate and die.

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How do I use this?

When adding to feed - This Powder can be added to your chickens feed at roughly 2-5%. See our other supplements and treats for chickens here.

When applying directly to your Hens - This can be applied liberally, using a 'Puffer Bottle' make sure to coat under the wings and in their nest box.


We advise wearing gloves and a dust mask when applying DE as in some cases it can be a skin irritant.

Size: 1kg Bucket


British Hen Welfare Trust

The British Hen Welfare Trust (registered charity no.
1147356) rehomes ex-commercial hens across the UK.  As part of our commitment to supporting them, Natures Grub will donate £10,000 to the charity, raised through the sale of all poultry products during this 1-year campaign.