When pre­ven­tion is bet­ter than cure

Country Smallholding - - In Focus -

For years there has been talk about how to re­move red mite from the poul­try coop as poul­try keep­ers bat­tle with the ef­fects that these small but deadly pests have on their chick­ens. Red mite are hard to erad­i­cate; they cause stress in the birds through trans­mit­ting dis­eases, plus they can live up to eight months be­tween feeds. They are a con­stant threat to the wel­fare of chick­ens and treat­ment can be costly to the keeper and detri­men­tal to the chicken.

Bi­olink be­lieves that pre­ven­tion is bet­ter than cure and, as a re­sult, has launched the two-step ALLMITE Pro­gramme, com­bin­ing Poul­try Shield cleaner and sani­tiser, plus Di­atom pow­der to en­sure the erad­i­ca­tion of red mite in the poul­try coop. Poul­try Shield keeps your chick­ens healthy and clean, while the Di­atom deals with the red mite at source. It has proven killing abil­ity.

Derek Gray, Bi­olink co-owner, says: “As the UK’s only ap­proved sup­plier of nat­u­rally sourced Di­atoma­ceous Earth, it is eco­nom­i­cal and user-friendly and a small amount goes a long way. It is highly ef­fec­tive in killing red mite and, com­bined with Poul­try Shield, en­sures that chick­ens are kept safe and dis­ease free so that they can pros­per in their own en­vi­ron­ment.”

As Poul­try Shield re­moves the or­ganic mat­ter where red mite breed and leaves no residues, the Di­atom is ab­sorbent and de­hy­drates the red mite. Derek con­tin­ues: “Poul­try Shield is widely recog­nised as the most pow­er­ful an­i­mal house clean­ing prod­uct on the mar­ket.”

For fur­ther de­tails on the ALLMITE Pro­gramme, visit:­olin­klim­; email: info@bi­olin­klim­

Red mite can cause nu­mer­ous prob­lems in chick­ens

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