Bugs in poop???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nuttyredhead, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    I was cleaning out the coop, and i noticed bugs in the poop under the roost. Is this normal? They were like little tiny flies? some were crawling. I checked over my chickens didnt see anything no them. (not even sure what mites look like though). I normally clean the coop once a week and we were at the one week mark.

    Do i assume since i couldnt find them anywhere else (bedding, nest boxes, run) that they are just poop related???
     
  2. atimme

    atimme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They aren't mites, probably just some kind of little bug that likes chicken poop. We get pill beetles in our poop here.
     
  3. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    They are just "poop related" as you put it! [​IMG]
     
  4. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    Oh thank you so much!!! [​IMG]
     

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