Negative effects of Poultry Red Mite

The Red Mite usually feeds around the breast and legs area of the laying hens, causing the following -

  • Decrease in egg production in female

  • Decrease the size of the egg

  • Decrease in egg quality and appearance (blood stains on eggs)

  • Skin infections (in areas with thin skin)

  • Anemia (blood loss of up to 6%)

  • Lack of sleep and stress

  • Transfer of diseases: Sallmonella spp, S.E, Newcastle Disease

  • Weight loss and increased mortality