Wage War on Red Mite

Posted 31st March 2015 04:50pm by

Wage war on red mite! All hens love to nestle down in a lovely cosy nest box at night, don’t they? Unfortunately so do those pesky red mite!

I use Dengie Horse Feeds Fresh Bed in my nest boxes at home and the girls love it. Fresh Bed is a fine chopped straw bedding with pine oil added for its natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and unlike standard straw it doesn’t provide a hiding place for red mite.

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