Okay, so its definate. The girls have mites. I saw them crawl on me before, but thought maybe they were termites or some other bug just outside, you know? Well, not so much The symptoms: -Runny nose -Sneezing -Loss of "flight" feathers on back right before tail; Down is still visible -Funny, and very smelly poo (either very dark or orange-y) No lethargy or loss of appetite that I can see yet. I know to completely wipe down the entire coop with a common houshold disenfectant, and then use some "orange dust". I keep the extra hay (for bedding) inside the coop.....is that still usable? What about the food (also kept in the coop). It needs to dry and air-out for about an hour and a half or more before the chooks come back in. For the birds theirselves............ your supposed to sprinkle Sevin dust on them......but do we need to rub it in their skin? And give them a bath afterward? Thanks in advance!