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Red Mite

Articles and information about red mites and how to get rid of them.

Symptoms can include hens off lay, pale combs and wattles and hens not wanting to go to roost in infected houses.

Red Mites

Red Mites

Red mites (Dermanyssus gallinae) are blood-feeding ecto-parasites that live in small cracks inside poultry houses. They come out at night to get a blood feed from chickens and turkeys. They are not species specific and will feed from any type of bird although Ducks and Geese are normally not affected because …