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Red mites in backyard chickens
  1. John Kenyon


A common problem for backyard chicken keepers, as well as commercial enterprises for laying hens, is infestation of the birds’ environment with Dermanyssus gallinae, commonly known as red mites. This article explores the challenges to keeping birds free from parasites, as well as how to diagnose, treat and control infestations when they occur.

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