In the Brooder
- Oct 30, 2012
I was cleaning my coop today and moved a box and underneath I found huge colonies of mites. I am assuming, from what Ive read, they must be chicken mites because I Looked at all my birds, i have only 6, and I couldnt see a single mite or any signs of mites either. The mites were red and grey. I sprayed the box with diluted bleach water and threw out all the straw, but I had to put clean straw back in because my hen wanted to lay an egg. I have a parrot and dogs and also other rodent pets so I cant have mites coming on me from outside, please help me! What do I do to get rid of this? and what could cause it? I have a mole in my yard that keeps making little hills and I cant get rid of the dang thing, he keeps popping up in my chicken run, he could have spread the mites to the chickens right? (If anyone knows a good way to get rid of a mole, Id love to hear it! Haha! ) What do i do about these mites? I read about a few ways but what gets rid of them best? in the house too, and what kills eggs? Anything? Thanks so much, I really appreciate it!