- Jul 22, 2021
I've just gotten chicks for the first time 3 weeks ago and I know there are wood mites in my yard but idk if these type of mites would be a problem for chickens? I know these particular mites have been around for years, my husband has corded wood stacked in the yard and every piece of wood he's ever brought home will eventually get these mites, they are tiny almost unnoticeable without a close inspection of the wood and a grey color. If I pick up any wood in my yard I can see them on the underside running around. I know there are certain mites and lice that infect chickens but are these ones I should be concerned about? I know these will eventually make it to the coop cause it's wood and we've already discussed replacing the coop over time from weathering or general damage but I don't want my bird's to suffer an infestation. I've tried searching online but not finding anything specific to wood mites and chickens. If anyone knows about these I'd greatly appreciate the advice.