what are these tiny insects?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by petalumapaul, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. petalumapaul

    petalumapaul Out Of The Brooder

    I just notices a zillion tiny little bugs on the door of my chicken coop.
    They seem to be smaller than a normal flea.
    I will look under a magnifying glass to get a better idea.

    Are these the dreaded mites??
    I checked my chickens and they don't seem to have any rash or bites or anything weird
    all the little dark specs are alive

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  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    i don't think mites would live on a door. those look like just hatched spiders to me
     
  3. petalumapaul

    petalumapaul Out Of The Brooder

    Magnified view. And thank you.
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  4. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    still look like spiders, if you see a lot more like in their bedding/nesting boxes then you should suspect mites
     
  5. petalumapaul

    petalumapaul Out Of The Brooder

    nothing at all in the bedding
     
  6. Sea2Ski

    Sea2Ski Out Of The Brooder

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    Spiders for sure. Carry on....
     
  7. petalumapaul

    petalumapaul Out Of The Brooder

    Okay, conclusion: MITES
    About a week ago my chickens stopped going into the coop at night to roost.
    The mysterious little insects are quite numerous in the cracks of the coop.
    And they bite me! Caused a little rash on my arm.
    And although I didn't find them in the bedding on the floor of the chicken coop, I did find them in the bedding of the egg laying box.
    So I think I'll have to treat the with Sevin powder or a bug bomb!

    I cleaned the coop out very well last night with a paint brush to get as much as possible.
    Chemical treatment in a day or so.
     

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