I've had a rash on my right hand and wrist ever since I started incubating a bunch of Texas A&M eggs from an eBay seller. At first, I thought it was hives or an allergic reaction (I seem to be allergic to raw poultry meat), but hydrocortizone and Benadryl didn't help. I've started wondering whether I'm picking up mites from the birds because I notice little itchy bumps appearing about 30 minutes after turning eggs or tending the adult quail. The rash is limited but persistent--as old bumps heal, new ones crop up. It would have to be a mite that does not prefer human hosts because it is not spreading to other areas or family members, and is mostly on the right hand and arm (I'm right-handed). Alternatively, maybe this is a reaction to the galvanized wire of the quail pens. I made the cages but I don't know how to finish the rough edges, so I am perpetually scratching myself on the edges of the cage doors when I reach in. The birds appear to be healthy, so I don't see any visual indication that they have mites. Will diatomaceous earth work for mites? I could treat the cages with it if so. Lastly, if anyone has had fowl mites, chicken mites, etc, how do you treat them? Just wait for it to run its course? I've tried hydrocordizone, antihystamines, tea tree oil, hand sanitizer, and even fingernail polish remover. Thanks so much!