I collected an egg from the nestbox today, and it had some specks of orange "fuzz" on it. I bushed the specks off, then realized they were little bugs. My first assumption is that if they're in the coop, my flock is probably infested. End of story. Get out the chemicals. Hose everything down. But now I'm thinking (dangerous, I know). All the pictures I've seen of the blood-sucking little devils I've seen, they're blood-red - a deep red, and they're extremely tiny - pinhead sized. What I saw was more bright-red - orange really, and they were at least a mm, if not 2, in diameter and round. Egg was layed at about 2pm. I just checked all my birds, and no sign of irritation around any of their vents or under wings. I just went through the coop's cracks and crevices with an LED light and didn't see anything. I'm checking everything (and everyone) again tonight after dark. Is it possible that they're just clover mites or spider-mites? But if they are, what on earth are they doing in my nest-box. Gads.