I bought 2 silkies 3 weeks ago. I trust the lady that we bought them from. She claims her entire flock is mite free. She also gave my daughter an OEG rooster. We have no other chickens and these 3 have been kept in the house the entire time since we brought them home. The OEG rooster got frost bite before he came home with us, and we have been treating him for it. I was putting ointment on his comb, and I noticed little bugs on him. So I thoroughly checked him and he has mites, a horrible infestation above his vent. I will be going tomorrow to get flea/tick shampoo to bathe him. What else can I do? I have also checked the Silkies and I didn't see any. But it is possible that I just am not experienced enough to see them in silkie feathers? Is it possible for chickens to get mites indoors? He is kept in a large rubbermaid tub and his bedding is cleaned every day. Are mites a sign that I need to make more effort in cleaning? Or is it possible that he came to us with mites and the lady didn't realize it? What should I have done differently? Any advice you have I would appreciate. thank you.