FIGHTING THOSE PESKY RED MITES
Like anything in life, henkeeping has its ups and downs! The most challenging problem is often dealing with pests and predators. Where pests are concerned, red mites usually come at the top of the list. At best, these pernicious and resourceful little critters can be an infernal nuisance. At worst, they can be the stuff of nightmares. They multiply at an alarming rate and are quite difficult to eradicate. You can even end up transporting them into your home!
In this issue of Your Chickens we take an in-depth look at the problem. Firstly, we give an overview of the threat. Grant Brereton then explains how even seasoned poultry keepers can get caught out. Our poultry vet, Victoria Roberts, dispenses with some of the many myths about red mites. Finally, we canvass the advice of Omlet, makers of iconic plastic hen houses.