Help! Strange bugs on my new coop!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by AmandaandIsmo, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. AmandaandIsmo

    AmandaandIsmo In the Brooder

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    6648D9BE-F179-44F3-899F-AD7E21E4A60C.jpeg Hi all! Looking for some guidance as a new chicken flock owner.. My husband and I moved our 9 chicks into their new coop that we just built... they’ve been in for 2 days, and today when we went to check on them, the coop is covered in tiny, yellow/clear bugs! Are they mites? Fleas? They’ve only been in there for 2 days and haven’t even been outside on the ground yet.... any thoughts/advice would be greatly appreciated! TIA!
     
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  2. ChemicalchiCkns

    ChemicalchiCkns Songster

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    They may be Ants or Termites, if you disrupted a Nest in the Ground?
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Look like Termites to me.
     
  4. Trimurtisan

    Trimurtisan Team flappy foot

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    I'm guessing termite too.
    Look anything like this up close? There are different species, so it may not. Can you get a closer image of them?
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  5. AmandaandIsmo

    AmandaandIsmo In the Brooder

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    Thanks all! The wood that we used is all treated... would termites still invade? They are also all over the sheet metal roof edge and the windows, not just the wood. Also not inside the coop and not on the chicks. They are also flying... would termites that size fly? Tried to attach some more pics....
     

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  6. Bamas-Chicks

    Bamas-Chicks Chirping

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    Did they come with the coop? Are they termites? Can you get a close up pic of one of them? That would really help.:eek:
     
  7. Bamas-Chicks

    Bamas-Chicks Chirping

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    Yep,those are tempted for sure
     
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  8. Bamas-Chicks

    Bamas-Chicks Chirping

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    Definitely termites,that pic of them really up close coming in and out of the burrows. Those are absolutely termites !:barnie
     
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  9. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    They look like termites.

    They swarm like that looking for more wood to eat.

    Watch for their tubes going up to the walls. If you find them, you can use the new bait and poison traps
     
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  10. AmandaandIsmo

    AmandaandIsmo In the Brooder

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    My husband was able to get this pic....
     

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