Mother Hen Tips - Banish Those Pesky Pests!

by Kassandra Smith March 31, 2017

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Hello chicken keepers!

When it comes to poultry lice, poultry mites and poultry pests in general prevention really is way easier than a cure. One of the things I swear by as chook mum is using natural materials to repel and prevent those pesky pests that want to take a free ride under my girls’ wings! My Mother Hen Tips this week are easy and natural ways you can keep your girls as pest free as possible!    

Diatomaceous earth is a fossilised algae that can eradicate existing lice and mites and prevent others from taking hold. Hemp bedding is naturally pest repellent and super absorbent - keeping my girls dry and comfy. No garlic skins, lavender or eucalyptus leaves on hand? Not a worry, try a combo of these herbs for hen health.

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If you find that your girls are itchin’ and preenin’ too much be sure to check them for parasites and then follow my super easy quick fire guide to beating poultry lice and mites here.  

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Feathers Forever,

Kassandra x

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