Chickens LOVE their dust baths, and surprisingly rabbits naturally roll in dust too! Why not set up a suped-up dust bath for them to help treat parasites while they are at it? You will need one dust bath for every 10- 15 or so chickens or every 5 adult rabbits, and put it somewhere it […]
What are ticks exactly? Ticks are external parasites that are a part of the mite family. Ticks require a blood meal to develop and produce eggs. They feed only on blood to survive, nothing else. Because of this need for a blood meal, ticks seek out a warm blooded host (for the most part) to […]
You’ve heard all the buzz about using diatomaceous earth in the coop, but you’re still not sure about the health benefits for your chickens. Here’s what you need to know about diatomaceous earth and chickens, along with how to use it!
Tansy, Rue and Wormwood are useful herbs for chickens, as they repel both internal and external parasites. They also have some uses around the home. Read more here.
Our chickens haven’t had lice or mites for years, but when I recently found they were affected, I wanted to treat them naturally and not use any toxic chemicals. Here’s what I did…
Chickens love to find a dry dusty area to roll around in. This is healthy for them. Birds are prone to parasites like lice and mites. Providing a nice place for them to dust bathe gives them a natural way to control the parasites.