The Red Chicken Mite
If you keep chickens, then you know about keeping a dust box or dust pile available for them. Chickens coat themselves with fine dust to help rid their bodies of exoparasites (i.e. external parasites: lice, mites, etc.) The dust creates an inhospitable environment for these pests.
If you add a handful of diatomaceous earth to the dust box every once in a while, it will make the dust significantly more effective. (You can read more about diatomaceous earth in my previous post.)
This is a very easy technique that keeps your chickens more healthy and more happy.
Happy chickens taking turns in the dust!
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