red mites on chickens

How to prevent Red Mites in Chickens

Red mites devastate the health of your chickens, putting them off their food, reducing egg-laying and making their lives miserable. Yet it is easy to identify, treat and prevent.

Every time you change the bedding in your chicken shed dust the surfaces, before putting in new bedding, with Pest Grade Diatomaceous Earth using 15 to 20 grams per square metre. Dust along the perch rails also.

If deep litter bedding, use DE every two weeks dusted on the top of bedding material.

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