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Diatomaceous Earth

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Treats for Chickens pest problem solvers, Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth– an Online Eggsclusive.

Here’s what you need to know: got a coop, run or nesting area that is stinking and you want more that an occasional freshen-up? Are you in the market for a fresh daily coop? Not a fresh every-other-day, once in-a-while kind of coop but a Fresh Daily Coop! This may be just the right product that will work best for your situation.

We love Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth because it helps remove those annoying flies that gather around nesting boxes, coops, and runs. But that is just one of the many, many benefits. These 15 trace minerals fossil shell flour is an internal wormer, repels insects and pests, aids in parasite removal, and reduces moisture in your flock’s living environment. The best part is that you can apply it anywhere – even in your flock’s feed!

*Oh, if you love Food Grade DE and bundles,  cluck here!

**If you wish to pamper your feathered friend, here is  Pardon My Dust™.

At Treats for Chickens, we created this fun and vital bird ritual to be an eggceptional dusting experience for your feathered pet’s wellness.

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The Nitty Gritty on Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

So, here’s what you'll get: Using a Pest Pistol, dust one cup of Diatomaceous Earth over your coop and run. Or a good palm full and chuck it at needed areas. For additional preventative measures, lightly dust your chicken under its wings, breast area, and bottom to remove lice, mites, and fleas. A little goes a long way here! You can even add up to 2% to your flock’s feed for natural internal cleansing.

Here's what you need to do: Add 1 or 2 scoops (Dawn uses a large wooden spoon btw) in the needed areas (nesting boxes to the run) or to an already determined chicken dusting area (aka "holes") and your flock will take care of the rest. One or two scoops of Diatomaceous Earth per 3-4 hens + plain old dirt will do just great. Sprinkle Diatomaceous Earth in your flock’s dusting area at least weekly.

Is Diatomaceous Earth chick age appropriate? Sure is. Start healthy hygiene habits at a young age, even without a mom hen on standby. Sprinkle a scoop on top of dirt or into a small tray, chicks will dive in to start dusting: cleaning and preening. It’s adorable to watch so keep your camera handy.

General Pro-Chick Tip: be sure that baby chicks under two weeks of age always have access to grit so they can properly digest their food.

100% Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (Fossil Shell Flour)*

*Note: Treats for Chickens only carries food grade Diatomaceous Earth. The industrial grade version sold at pool supply stores and at some pet stores is harmful. Please read the labels carefully.

Treats for Chickens products do not contain artificial colors, flavors, fillers, perfumes, or preservatives. Our natural ingredients are safe for handling, so reach in and scoop out as needed.

What makes us unique? This Treats for Chickens product is hand-packaged in one location in Sonoma County, California, USA.

Best when used within 90 days of opening the resealable Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth package.

Store in a cool, dry location and avoid extreme heat and direct sunlight.

Do not expose Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth to moisture.

Not intended for medical use.

Not intended for “feed” or complete food source.

Not for human consumption.

Keep out of reach of children.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Perfect for Keeping Coop Fresh!!

I was introduced to DE early this year and never thought about it for use in our coops until I discovered treats for chickens. Can no stand the bugs especially during the summer and love different ways to keep things as clean as possible for me and the chickens! We have 2 coops, recently changed from bedding to sand and love using the DE in the coops to keep things fresh and clean. Since switching to sand and using DE, I have noticed a big drop in the number of bugs hanging out in our coops! Will forever buy!

Hannah P.
Love it!

Great quality! Working so far!

Great products!!

I loved the nesting box herbs!!! My girls went crazy the next morning- all 4 boxes (including their least favorite) were occupied! They also LOVED the chicken treats I gave them!

Happy chicks

My girls Tammy And Loretta love all the products. Thank you.

Great Product

I recently received my Diatomaceous Earth (2lb Bucket). It was at a great price for the amount. I was able to spread it around the whole coop with just 1lb of it. This stuff is great for keeping out bugs from your coop and birds at the same time. Thanks Treats For Chickens. I will definitely be back for more.