Hi, can anyone please advise me on a mite problem. I have 5 hens and a cockerel and have noticed that one hen looked really poorly with feathers missing and thick scales on legs. Realizing that this was due to mites , I bought a spray from the vet and cleaned out the shed etc. I also used one of these self releasing sprays in the shed where I store the straw for the chicken shed and also threw a few handfuls of the special dust powder into the straw. However, I have noticed that there are still mites , black and tiny red ones, in the straw storage shed . My dilemma therefore is, that I am fighting a losing battle if using infested straw in chicken shed. I could try buying fresh straw, but what to do with existing pile as have loads of it as kindly neighbouring farmer gave me one of those massive round bales . In any case, I dońt have the space !
Anyone with ideas please.