New to red mite... Please help!?!?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kylieschooks, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. kylieschooks

    kylieschooks In the Brooder

    Aug 19, 2013
    Hi there still new to chickens, have had them for over a month now. Bought my coop off eBay, and before putting chickens in I cleaned it and got in it with a blow torch round all the cracks and perches. 2 weeks after getting my 3 hens which were 18 weeks old, my dad bought me a new hen which was 18 months old, only yesterday I noticed 2 or 3 little bugs on perches which were bright red, 1 guess it was red mite. Today I have emptied the coop, thoroughly cleaned it, blow torched it, sprayed it with poultry shield, then went round with diatom and fresh bedding. I don't know what else I can do. I keep the coop really clean. I am really worried about a red mite infestation. Any advise on what to do to keep them away? Oh and I hadn't first egg today, very happy about that :)

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