Mites?

Peep-Chicken

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There are little black bugs under the manure in the coop. I am confused b/c these fly and I have yet to find one on my chickens. They are hard to get pics of.

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What do y'all think?
 

lalaland

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I have these as well under one of the roosts with a dropping board - definitely not mites and nothing to worry about, have never caused any problems.
 

Peep-Chicken

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Jun 10, 2013
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Michigan
I have these as well under one of the roosts with a dropping board - definitely not mites and nothing to worry about, have never caused any problems.
I can't see them in the pic, but perhaps a fungus gnat?  those are extremely tiny.  Live in damp soil, sometimes infest house plants.  I wouldn't worry about them.


Ok thanks! Glad it's nothing to worry about, they are a little gross, but hopefully will be gone when it gets cold ;)
 

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