Chicken Dust Bath Recipe

We all know that keeping chickens will, at some point, lead to parasites infestation such as mites and lice on your birds. In order to prevent this they need a dust bath.

What can we put in their dust bath to make it more efficient?

I search over the internet and found a recipe that sound really good to me and this is what I’m going to use when I will set up the dust bath for my chickens:

2 parts dry dirt or dust
1 part wood / paper ash or charcoal – make sure is clean, not from burning rubbish
1 part sand – ensures the dust bath won’t clump
1/2 part food-grade diatomaceous earth – kills mites, lice, fleas, ticks and other parasites by cutting through their hard-shelled exteriors

Optional we can add powdered dried herbs – 1/2 part of any of the following o a mix of them: sage, lavender, peppermint or rosemary

Mix well all of these ingredients and put the mixture in the dust bath. It will be a real chicken spa 🙂