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What Is This Bug, found in my coop just now?

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It is magnified.

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Is it iridescent?
Edited by Featherlyadvice - 6/20/16 at 1:56pm
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Slightly, yes, in the close-ups, but the actual size of this greatly magnified bug is a pinpoint or microdot.

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I did a swipe under the wooden chicken roost about a half an hour ago, with white paper.  Dozens of them were running rapidly on the paper, and this was a close-up of one.

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It definitely has the shape, size, and body of a mite, but I can't find any information on one that has an iridescense. I would check the flock to make sure that they are clean and treat for mites. If they are in the coop, then I would think they may feed at night.
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