Help, bugs in my coop....don't know what they are!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by thechickenfarmer, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. thechickenfarmer

    thechickenfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Everybody,
    I went in my coop today to find a bunch of bugs around the edge of a bowl that had some food scraps in it. They are tiny!! When I took the bowl outside to see better they immediately crawled up my arms. They are so small it's hard to even see what they are, they can crawl and jump and are kind of a light brown color. I was using poultry protector but admit I haven't in a while. What are they and what should I use to get rid of them? Thanks, Jen
     
  2. Hobbley_Farm

    Hobbley_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they sound like fleas! I don't know...Did they bite? Have you checked your chickens to see if they have some sort of mite?
     
  3. thechickenfarmer

    thechickenfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They don't look like any off the fleas, lice or mites that I googled. I'm going to tractor supply now to see what I can find.
     

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