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White mites on poop in runs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 6chick*start, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. 6chick*start

    6chick*start Songster

    Apr 9, 2011
    NE OKlahoma
    Have never seen any bugs on my chickens or in the coops. Dusting with DE since day one.
    I keep very clean runs and coops with sand in the runs and under roost bars and scoop every day.
    We have had a lot of rain lately and the sand in runs is now packed down.
    When I go to clean up the poop is packed down and LOADED with white mites! Round bodies so I am sure it is mites.
    I want to super dust with 5% Sevin but we are due to have another week of rain and storms. Not raining now but will be later today.
    Do I need to wait until the rain is over for a few days? Creepy creepy creepy!

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