Due to an emergency last night where it got too cold out and I lost one of my turkey poults to hypothermia and had to spent the whole night trying to save the other, I realized they are absolutely CRAWLING with mites. When I laid the poor little half-frozen one on a warm towel, hundreds of bugs came fleeing off of him! So, since they are in the same pen as the chickens (but in a cage in the coop because they are too small to put in the flock yet) I am assuming they are all infected. How did this happen? I have not brought in any new chickens at all since I got mine (and they didn't come from the hatchery that way!) and the turkeys were hatched in my house so they didn't bring it in. None of the neighbors have chickens, and if they did, they're all about a half mile away anyway, and the chickens don't go to their land. I have not been around anyone else's chickens at all....could they have caught them from wild birds? We have an abundance of doves and quail that sneak into our run to get water and food. And now, how to treat it? I have heard of dusting them with Sevindust, but I don't have any. Neither do I have any money to go get some, I have nothing more than a handful of change at the moment, and don't know when I will get more money, it could be a while. Is there anything else I can use that I might have already? I have some pyrethrin flea shampoo for dogs that I use on my goats, could I wash the birds with it? (carefully so they don't get it in their eyes or mouths) I've also got a flea spray for dogs and cats, don't remember what the ingredient is. Or is there some household item recipe that I could put together? What about water and dish soap, that kills a lot of garden pests. One of my hens mysteriously stopped laying a few days ago. Could this be the reason? Nothing else has changed, and she's not broody or too old.