More and more people are building their own backyard coops as means to provide their families with healthy and good quality eggs and meat. That trend has been coming and going over the years, but lately it is once again on the rise. People are reinstalling the backyard chicken coops in their gardens but along with them, the traditional poultry farming problems come back. That is where that is where the modern day innovative technologies come into play.
The red poultry mite is the most common and resistant poultry nuisance creating a lot of stress in backyard chicken coops. High levels of stress and blood loss caused by this external parasite will prevent the birds from resting, create chronic anemia (shown through pale crest and wattles), decrease egg production and size of the eggs and sometimes even mortality.
The red poultry mite infesting the backyard flocks may come from various places. The most common cause is the contact with wild animals that can access the backyard, pigeons, sparrows, other wild birds and wild rodents. The chickens may come already infested from their previous location or may become infested on the site of new backyard coop, if it is not protected from wildlife.
The Red Poultry Mite Control and Treatment
Use Dergall on your backyard flocks to control the red poultry mite infestation in your chicken coop. Do not wait until you see the mites; apply Dergall as a preventive action and maintain the treatment protocol to keep the population at a level which does not pose a threat to the birds.
Before the treatment remove the droppings and the bedding from the chicken coop. Conduct a treatment at night when the mites are more active. Apply working solution of Dergall in the chicken coop in the presence of birds; pay special attention to the nests, perches and all cracks and crevices in the structure of the coop as these are the favourite hiding places of the mites. Apply the fresh bedding after the treatment has been conducted.
Make a follow-up application of Dergall 5-7 days after the first one in order to treat the newly hatched generation of red poultry mites. Conduct a treatment once every month in order to maintain the population under control.