What are these little insects on my coop.. ?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Charlietapp, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Charlietapp

    Charlietapp Hatching

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    Hi
    Is anyone able to tell me what these insects are on my coop please? We're new to keeping poultry (4 bantams) & haven't had any mites before. I didn't think they looked like the pictures I've seen of red mite but don't know what they are!
    Thanks in advance.
    Charlie
     

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    Throat isn't a mite, beyond that I don't know but I wouldn't worry.
     
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  3. Farmer jr

    Farmer jr Chirping

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    Try to pick one up if it is the big I think it is then it will hiss when you pick it up my chickens love them
     
  4. Charlietapp

    Charlietapp Hatching

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    They're tiny, smaller than an ant!
     
  5. Sue Gremlin

    Sue Gremlin Songster

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    Looks like a grain beetle. Not a parasite.
     
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  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Pic not clear enough for positive ID, but not a chicken parasite.
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  7. Farmer jr

    Farmer jr Chirping

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    They can get bigger than that I have had some that are as big as a thumbnail
     
  8. Charlietapp

    Charlietapp Hatching

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    That's good to hear, thank you.
     

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