big roach type bugs in coop

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mikey1957, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. mikey1957

    mikey1957 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 8, 2016
    My coop is infested with bugs that look a little like some kind of roach or beetle. I s this what they call chicken bugs? how can I get rid of them without harming the chickens? I also have young chicks in there. They are even in my feed that is outside the coop. in a brand new bag.
  2. 0wen

    0wen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2016
    Southwest Virginia
    Photos would help. "Chicken bugs" are generally a mite/lice type - very small. It could be some sort of roach - look up wood roach and see if it matches. Possibly earwigs is they're a huge infestation.
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 True BYC Addict

    Jun 23, 2013
    Hilo, HI
    Have you tried sprinkling a dash of DE around your coop? A picture would help us know what you're up against, and the age of your chicks.

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