Diatomaceous Earth is a poultry-keeper's best friend. This 100% natural product keeps feed from caking, and is a beast when it comes to handling external
parasites. Add it to your dust bath
area or the dirt in your run. Your chickens will naturally roll around in it, destroying lice, mites and ticks. It may even help keep internal parasites
at bay, too.
Diatomaceous earth is completely safe and non-toxic. It's a fine white powder made of the tiny fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of algae. "DE," as it's known, is a desiccant causes tiny insects to die of dehydration.
Plus, ours is food-grade, so it's completely safe for your pet chickens and to eat eggs. Add 1 pound for every 50 pounds of feed to prevent caking and help with internal parasites. Sprinkle a good amount in your nest box, run and coop bedding to prevent and treat mites and lice.