Save Your Chooks From Red Mites

Chooks are so awesome. So much love + all the weeding and fertilising and eggs they bring. Keeping populations of red mite at a low ebb in the chook house holds up our end of the bargain and is the least we can do. Red mites are tiny 1mm bird parasites. They wriggle into joins […]

It’s red mite season – check your chookhouse!

Summer is red mite season, so today I want to encourage you to check your chook house. Tonight! Without delay! Red mites are nocturnal parasities that live in the walls and come out at night to feed on your chooks. Little devils! Because they aren’t about in the daytime, you can have low level infestation […]

Give your Chooks a Red Mite check this January

Red mite season is upon us! These tiny little red spiders will drive your chook nuts (imagining being crawled over all night long). Do check. Simply pull back the bedding in the egg box in the morning and you’ll see them scamper away, or you’ll see them on the eggs. Another check is to run […]