Red Lake Earth(diatomaceous earth)How much and how to?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by yoursecret_1, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. yoursecret_1

    yoursecret_1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I might have red mites.And I was wondering how much RLE should I put in the coop and nesting boxes.One of my hens is sitting right now and in two weeks the chicks should be here.What should I do?
    I clean the pen and coop every Sat.I just don't understand why I have mites.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Birds in the neighborhood can bring mites. One of the reasons I now try to always feed in the coop... the sparrows and doves stay out of there.
     

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