10 things you need to know about chicken red mite…
1 – They are not red! Most of the time, poultry red mites are a grey-ish colour. They only look red immediately after a blood meal
2 – If you look at them with a magnifying glass they look a bit like ticks, with a similar bulbous body.
3 – They can reproduce in just 7 days after hatching!
4 – They don’t like sunshine
5 – they can survive all winter without a feed. Only coming out when the weather warms up
6 – They can get right into the cracks and crevices of a wooden coop making them very hard to find
7 – A large infestation will cause anaemia and even death of your chickens
8 – They don’t feed on humans or other animals, but may be carried by them
9 – Plastic coops will still get red mite but they are much easier to clean and treat.
10 – Coop Clear is our 100% natural solution. Based on a specially developed disulphide extract of garlic, red mites hate it but it is completely safe for you and your chickens. Available as a liquid concentrated and a DE based powder. Use together to treat your coop for chicken red mite.