Hello everyone I am from Michigan and just put together my first flock of chickens about 2 months ago. My flock is small compared to some I've seen it includes 5 Rhode Island Reds (5 months old), 3 Cuckoo Marans (10 months old), 2 Jersey Giants (6 months old), 1 Blue Red Laced Wyandotte (10 months old) and a Rhode Island Red Roo (5 months old). I hope some of the great knowledgeable people here can help with a problem I came across today. First let me give everyone a lil info, my coop is an old horse stable so the floor is dirt. I installed 2 roosts and 5 wooden nesting boxes, the run outside of coop is 8 foot wide by 15 feet long. Since having my flock I've had to deal with the flu thank god I can call my vet and let him know what's going on with any of my animals and he will fill a script for us. Now this morning I go out to say good morning to my girls as I have every morning for last couple months, I pick up one of RIR pullets start petting her and notice some kind of flea type insect on her. I do some searching on google which brought me here, come to find out they are mites UGH. I've done a lot of reading tonight and can't seem to find one thing everyone agrees on that will completely get rid of these parasites. Am I doomed because of dirt base in the coop? Should I build them a new coop? Please someone help, I am an animal lover and would hate to see my babies suffer because of this.