Mites & cinder blocks

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Time-Out, Nov 7, 2011.

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    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know red mite likes to live in cracks inthe wood during the day, only to emerge at night and feast on the chickens as they slumber. To prevent red mite, I have thickly coated and caulked my garden coop.

    We have recently taken on a small project of restoring a derelict bit of land, that has stabes made from breeze blocks. We'll be allowed to do as we please with it, so, of course, we'd like to convert a couple into chicken coops. The easy bit is the planning. The question I have is about prevention. Do red mite live in stone as well as wood? Are there any other pests I should think about at this very early stage to get it right?
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2011
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    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know a few of you keep birds in buildings...

    I've corrected the title to the correct American word: cinder blocks.
     

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