Mites. Most chicken owners have to deal with them at some time or another. They’re an unwelcome guest in the chicken coop. There are plenty of ways to prevent them from ever infesting your birds, such as keeping a clean coop, avoiding flock contact with other birds, and treating the coop frequently with Diatomaceous Earth .
If you do find your flock infested, don’t fret, there are plenty of ways to treat your flock and get rid of those pesky pests stat!
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This article by the Faulk Farmstead tells you everything you need to know about poultry mites and what to do about them.
“If you are like most chicken-keepers, you want your chickens to be healthy, happy, and comfortable. Occasionally, however, your chickens may end up with – how shall I say? – uninvited guests?
Meet the mites.
Red Mites: These are a biting/blood-sucking type of mite, that act similar to a tick. These can be found worldwide, but one thing to note – they are not often found on the bird, but in their coop, hiding out during the day. Night falls and they hop on the birds. Poor things.”