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Organic diatomaceous earth for healthy chickens

Posted by Julie Brown

Jun 16, 2015 3:12:00 PM


Repurposed with information from

Many chicken keepers swear by organic earth (DE), as it provides a variety of positive benefits for both your flock and your household.

OMRI-certified food chemical codex (FCC) diatomaceous earth:

  • Is a natural pest deterrent for your home, your chickens, and other pets.
  • It keeps your flock healthy by killing ticks, fleas, and digestive worms.
  • It naturally keeps cockroaches and other pests out of your house, and away from your chicken feed containers.
  • It can provide your birds with valuable trace minerals.
  • It is good in the garden, as it will kill aphids and other pests naturally.

What is it and how does it work?

  • Diatomaceous earth is the fossilized remains of Diatoms, which are microscopic one-celled algae.
  • It kills bugs and unwanted pests by desiccation, which means it cuts their exoskeleton and dries them out. No nasty chemicals!

How do I use/apply it?

  • It’s a very fine powder, so sprinkle it where you need it - in your chicken coop area, behind or under major appliances, sprinkle a perimeter around your house and property, and around chicken feed bins.

For more information on DE for agricultural use, including chickens, click here.

Topics: Agriculture