Pests in my coop

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by laughingclown, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. laughingclown

    laughingclown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2011
    Linden, Michigan
    Went out to feed my chickens and there is dust everywere. I opened my bag of feed and on the outside of the bag there is always dust. Well today the dust was moving. Tiny white bugs moving all over the bag. I have seen pictures of lice and I don't think its that. They are nowhere else but the bag as far as I know. Dust mites maybe? Wife is affraid I will bring them ion the house. Help.
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Quote:Most likely weevils. Happens a lot this time of year, and is bad for the feed, therefore for the birds--reduces the nutritional value significantly. If it is a new bag, take back to store, if an older one, you need to rethink your feed storage. Yes, they can infest food products in the house.
  3. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    What you are describing sounds more like grain mites. Weevils are darker in coloration. You can look at google images to be sure. I agree though, neither are good for the feed quality.

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