Hello I am need of advice ! I am a newbie to chickens and we love them but after 3 months of trying my best to get ride of these Northen mites they are back and I am on the verge of wondering if we should give up with all this wonderful chicken business even though they are all named and we love them tremendusly this is painful! Back in October one got mites and dyed I did not even realise she was ill until it was too late. I powdered with Pemetrin and cleaned out the coop and dusted DE all over the place. In a gap of 10 days. In november they came back and managed to kill another chicken my dear EE one we did not even get to see her blue eggs! So dusted again and cleaned out the coop again this time did it 3 times in a space of 7 days. and raked up any feathers I could see. Now my white angel is looking terrible she has black gunk all down her backside and it is disgusting! Dusted them all on wednesday night and cleaned out the coop and dusted extremelly intensly with the Pemetrin! Quite the sight mask, gloves, head lamp! God knows what the neighbors though! planing to do it again in 4 days. I really hope I can get on top of this! I am thinking it must be a pretty big infestation? I am petrified about: - never getting ride of these mites - read tons about mites not affecting people but also read about people getting scabies? - Worried about my kids - house getting infected! chickens run free sometimes they are more contained now where I have dusted - worried about side effects about the dusting on me and the chickens - waste of eggs. - stress on the poor girls If you are a veteran and have gone through this please give me any advice and let me know if I should put us all out of our misery.