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Red mite? Need advice

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Darklingstorm, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Darklingstorm

    Darklingstorm Songster

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    I found one small small red mite crawling on an egg this afternoon but I don't know if its the dreaded red mite. It is bright red and six legged. I haven't noticed any infestation piles and my chickens look healthy. Will check butts tonight to see if they are infested but I don't think so.

    Do you think I should put seven dust in the nest boxes? Will plain ole seven dust work? I have some left over from the gardening this year.
     

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  3. Darklingstorm

    Darklingstorm Songster

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    thank you for the sites, I bookmarked them for future use. Going to check on the kind of Seven dust I have and apply if able (just in case).
     

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