I've just finished reading Miss Prissy's thread about chicken mites not infesting houses, but I'm more than a little freaked out. Tuesday of this week, we noticed a bunch of almost too small to see tan, oval, almost flat critters in our bathroom. Then my husband started getting dozens of bites at night all over. Since then, I've checked the chickens and three of the 6 (all that I could catch) have mites. The ones in the house are tan with a dark dot in the middle of their back and the ones on the girls look much the same. We had one sick chick in the house for two weeks several months ago. It's possible, I suppose, that that's when this began and it's just taken this long to show up. My husband has had to move into a friend's place and buy new clothes. He's afraid to hug me for fear he'll get the bugs back again. He's been incredibly loving and supportive about my desire to have chickens and I'm beyond sick that its come to this. We just celebrated our first wedding anniversary the day before all this showed up. Please advise asap! At this point, I'm afraid of losing everything we have, and I don't mean chickens. I mean marriage, house, car, and everything else that cannot be steamed or chemically treated.