How do you dust a chicken for mites? (I think they are mites) I have one little hen who while holding her, I lifted her neck feathers and saw little creatures (very tiny things) around the base of her neck feathers. After checking my others, at least the ones I could catch, she appears to be the only one with them. I heard to use seven dust and dust the coop, nesting boxes, run, and the chicken. How do you do that?? Do you hold her upside down-ish and shake into her feathers or what. Also I have 3 day old chicks in the run with the chickens. Will the dust hurt the newborns? Even if I seperate the hen with the problem, she has been in the coop with the babies and the other chickens so I need to dust the pen. If I try to get close to the chicks, momma goes balistic on me and won't let me anywhere near. What do I do? Thanks for any help you can give.