Its War, Me v Red Mites

Image courtesy of http://poultrykeeper.com/red-mite/

While cleaning the chicken coop yesterday, I noticed that I had a lot more creatures living in the coop than my 7 chickens.  Although they are called Red Mites, they are only red once they have been feeding on the chickens blood over night. With out having a full belly of chickens blood they are more translucent grey’ish colour.

I have dusted the nesting box with Diatom and have sprayed a disinfectant inside of the coop, making sure that, I got it in all the nooks and crannies. I will spray the inside of the coop again this evening.

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Image of Red Mite from PoultryKeeper

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We’ve just had a Cock a doodle doo

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Does anyone want to give a home to a Cockerell or fancy it for a Sunday Roast?

The chicks have arrived

Today we went to collect our little chicks 🙂 we have four Orpingtons, one, black, one blue, one lavender and one partridge. They are staying inside in the home made brooder I made, untill they are big enough to go outside.