• Red Mite Powder

  • Description

  • 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.

    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.

    Red Mite Powder 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.

  • How do I use this?

  • When adding to feed - Red Mite Powder can be added to your chickens feed at roughly 2-5%,

    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.

  • Caution

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