A diary of Kelsi and Mike's journey through marriage, parenting, and the discovery of country life.
Oh, shoot! I'm so sorry, Mike - it sounded like you were doing all the right stuff.You asked me on my blog about what I dusted my chickens recently with. Sadly, it is chemical - the first time I've used anything stronger than food grade diatomaceous earth. I was really paranoid about introducing anything new to my flock with the addition of the three new hens and since it has been so wet and moist here (making the D.E. completely ineffective), I made a conscious choice to do this once to make sure nothing new came in. I also removed all food and water from the coop during the process.Here is a link to what I used:http://ablackhorse.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=3339&idcategory=555 It ain't pretty, but it's the stuff my chicken mentors use and they say it works well with minimal impact to their chickens.Depending on what your weather is currently like, have you tried dusting with D.E. first?
We haven't tried anything. Too worried about the chemicals. We have been reading up on it.
So sorry, you did everything possible....and if it's any consolation you gave my wife and I lots to think about so that maybe we can avoid this issue in the future.
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