my hen was badly injured by a dog - I have another thread where we have been discussing the injury. My problem is knowing what to do as the wound is very open and gaping and it impairs one leg function- on the other thread I've shown the graphic photos and will spare you that problem. When I first brought her in I saw no signs of mites, but I figure that the time inside and her inability to preen and dust bath as she normally would do has allowed them the ability to increase in numbers. I actually realized I was being biten by something and couldn't find source....today I finally saw two small black "mites" on her and am thoroughly frustrated as to what to do. I've been washing and bathing myself wondering if she had scabies or something and was prepared to go to my (human) doctor on Monday - now that I've seen mites, I guess that is the source. WHAT TO DO!!! (remember for her it's the gaping wound issue and for me I've never encountered this issue) THANKS!