what are these

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by tinakevin, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. tinakevin

    tinakevin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2015
    New hampahire
    Hi all,

    I have been finding these in the coop mostly on the poop board, I know they look like a fly and im hoping thats what they are, but please keep in mind that these pics are magnified they are so tiny but if your looking on the poop board you can see them. there are alot of them. i did spray the boards with permethrin and it did kill them but i just want to make sure they are just tiny flies and not some kind of mite. i didn't see any on my hens so im hopeful. thank you



  2. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was thinking flies...but when you said that the image is magnified, It struck a nerve. I think those are Biting Nats. That is what they look like to me...
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Not mites...some kind of fly/gnat.

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