Eight Acres - the blog — parasites

How to use diatomaceous earth on the homestead

Aug 26 2016 2 Comments Tags: cattle, chemicals, chickens, diatomaceous earth, parasites

We use Diatomaceous Earth for Chickens, Cattle, Dogs, Bees and in the Garden, for pest control and other uses.

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Treating mites and lice on chickens with neem oil

Apr 27 2015 10 Comments Tags: chickens, natural treatment, neem oil, parasites

Recently I picked up one of our hens to check her for external parasites and found her to be crawling with them. So many that when I put her down, they were crawling on me too! In the past we have treated our chickens with Maldison when we found the chickens to have external parasites. We only found out that the chickens had parasites that time because a couple of them dropped dead.

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Neem oil for insect control

Nov 26 2012 0 Comments Tags: herbs, natural cattle care, neem oil, parasites, pests

A natural alternative to synthetic chemicals in insecticides.

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