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Natures Grub Diatomaceous Earth

Natures Grub Diatomaceous Earth
200g Puffer Bottle

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  • 200g Puffer Bottle £3.29


Natures Grub Diatomaceous Earth is a completely natural, food grade supplement which helps to prevent many poultry ailments, including mites, lice and intestinal worms. It increases the digestibility when mixed with feed and can also be used as a mineral supplement for birds and all other animals. It is totally safe for use on poultry and their eggs are safe to eat.

It works mechanically so no immunity can build up. As mites crawl through the powder the shards which make Diatomaceous Earth scratch the mite's shell which causes them to dehydrate and die.

Directions for use

To use for long-lasting red mite and flea control

  • Diatomaceous Earth should be used throughout the year as part of your hen house hygiene routine, preferably before you see any sign of red mite, as once they are visible to the naked eye the problem is much harder to control
  • Apply liberally to your hen house once a week, depending on the level of infestation, in a thick layer around the inside edge of your hen house, sprinkle in the nest boxes and around perches in particular. Can also be sprinkled in their dustbath
  • The most effective way to control red mite is to use a two pronged attack; firstly wash away the red mite's habitat with Poultry Shield or Smite liquid and then use Diatomaceous Earth for residual red mite control. Repeat in 6-7 days until mite are eliminated
  • To apply to the birds, puff the powder amongst the feathers, then ruffle the feathers to ensure a good coverage down to the quills. For dogs or cats, ruffle through their fur liberally to eradicate fleas and dust their bedding

To use as a mineral feed supplement

  • For Poultry: add 1-2 teaspoons per bird daily to their feed
  • For Dogs: add one large heaped teaspoonful per day for dogs over 25kg. For smaller dogs and cats add one level teaspoonful per day in their feed
  • For pigs, goats, sheep and horse rations, add 2% to their feed

Need help or advice? Contact us:

  • Landline: 01582 842096
  • Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm (Collections only)
  • Email: [email protected]

All prices include VAT where applicable.

Delivery Information

How quickly do you deliver?

Under almost all products on our website is an Estimated dispatch time, check this for a delivery prediction specific to the item you are looking to purchase. These badges are updated live based on the stock levels we have and also those of our suppliers - so are usually very accurate, but cannot be guaranteed. In more general terms, we aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day of receiving payment (and a prescription if required). If we cannot do so within 3 working days we will contact you by email.

What do you charge for delivery?

For UK delivery, we charge the following:

Order Total Weight Delivery
£0-£28.99 Under 2kg £2.99
2kg+ £4.99
£29-£38.99 Under 2kg Free
2kg+ £4.99
£39+ Under 2kg Free
2kg+ Free

Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.

For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.

We can deliver most items to all around the world, but prices do vary. To find the exact cost of shipping your item, and to see all options available, follow these steps:

  1. Put the items you wish to order in your basket
  2. Proceed to checkout and enter your delivery address, including country
  3. Delivery information including price will automatically update to what is available to you

Delivery of aerosols

Due to restrictions aerosols can't be sent by Royal Mail. We appreciate your understanding.

Delivery of temperature controlled items

Some products, such as non-ambient items and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.

How do I cancel or return an order?

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.

To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.

*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.

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