Many chickens are moving from country farms to cities and suburbs where they
have ultra fashionable coops furnished with art works and other decorative pieces.
Over 1,000 (and growing every day) towns and major cities are allowing backyard
Many others are drafting ordinances to accommodate this phenomenon.
Whether you want fresh free-range eggs or are just looking for companion
chickens, they are quite hardy and most of their potential health problems
are preventable with a bit of foresight.
Many blogs (BackyardChickens, UrbanHens, and NewUrbanChickens) are writing
about how to keep hens and roosters happy and healthy with Diatomaceous Earth.
Lumino DE is USDA Codex Food Grade and Organic Materials Review Institure (OMRI)
It is 100% non-toxic.
It will not harm children, pets, livestock, poultry, plants, or the environment.
After a refreshing dust bath, let your hens relax in their
nesting boxes with a healthy and fragrant potpourri.
This aromatic blend of roses, lavender, calendula, and
herbs will enchant your "girls".
Why Diatomaceous Earth for Poultry?
DE is USDA approved as an anti-caking agent for animal feed.
It is FDA approved for internal and external use and has a rating
of Food Chemical Codex Grade.
This remarkable substance is a natural desiccant.
By drying up manure faster, it controls odors as well as keeps
coops cleaner and drier.
DE contains 15 trace minerals including calcium, potassium, copper, zinc,
phosphorous, silica, and selenium.
Mixing Diatomaceous Earth with feed increases egg production and shell hardness.
Deodorization and absorption are natural functions of Diatomaceous Earth.
The benefits will continue as undigested DE passes through and settles on cage
or coop floors.
Our Diatomaceous Earth is OMRI (Organic Material Review Institute) listed
Food Chemical Codex Grade.
It is non-treated, freshwater Diatomaceous Earth that is mined,
sifted, and bagged in the USA.
Ingredients: 100% Diatomaceous Earth (Amorphous non-crystaline silica).
Food Grade DE For Poultry
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Chickens love to take baths, not in water, but in dust.
Backyard chickens should have constant access to a dust box.
It's a natural, non-polluting cleaner.
A dust bath encourages ruffling and preening.
Both of these are necessary for healthy chickens.
Ruffling dislodges dirt, dander, and feather flakes.
Preening releasews new oils that spread under the feathers to keep
them in good condition and waterproof.
Lumino Dusting Bath Powder is a blend of specially selected earth minerals,
clay, washed sand, dust, oyster shell powder, and crushed alfalfa meal.
This fine loose mix is easily fluffed under the feathers.
Providing bathing facilities for the "ladies" couldn't be easier.
A heavy-duty plastic tub with a seal-tight lid makes an ideal box.
It can be moved around easily, left open on sunny days, and closed or moved
into the coop during inclement weather.
Be sure the box or tub is sturdy, as the ladies often perch on the sides
waiting for their turn.
When baby chicks can venture outside they are mature enough for a dust bath.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE: If the box is located in the coop, place the chickens' food
at the opposite end to keep it dust free.
For free-range chickens, use a box or dig a hole in a sheltered area to keep it dry.
Add additional powder as the level drops and keep free of droppings and foreign matter.
Dusting Bath Powder
Your "ladies" give you delicious eggs and entertainment
with their playful antics.
Now you can reward them by adding these fragrant flowers and botanical
herbs to their nesting boxes.
Our proprietary aromatic blend comforts hens, making
them feel safe and at ease.
High in anti-oxidants for boosting immune systems, it will often steady
a brooding hen, and it forms a protective barrier against parasites and
Your chickens will coo when they smell these healthy delights.
EASY TO USE:
Scatter a small amount (1 or 2 tablespoons)in each nesting box.
For the coop, sprinkle lightly on the floor.
Can also be added to dust baths.
POTPOURRI IN YOUR HOME
Nesting Box Potpourri
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