I am sure this has already been discussed many times over, but every time I try to use the "search" button, all I get is an error code. Two of my girls just started laying this week. Simultaneously, I discovered two "mites" crawling on me while I was cleaning out the coop. They looked like what we call "chiggers" around here, only they were a very dark red instead of bright reddish orange. I am assuming these are some sort of mites, although the girls' feet all look great, so I don't think it is the scaly-leg critters. Anyway, we dusted on Thurday. I dusted each girl as best I could with our rooster going absolutely insane because the girls were fussing. I sort of didn't do a very good job on the roo, not because he is particularly mean, but he was really freaking out over the girls, and frankly, he was just too blasted fast for me to catch him and dust him thoroughly. I did manage to throw dust on everybody's vents (except the roo - haha). I changed out the bedding, which is difficult because the coop is on dirt. I dusted under the bedding, on the roost, and on the places where they stand around. There is only one "wall" of cinderblocks and the other three sides are open air. I am not sure what else I need to dust... I understand that we need to dust every seven days for at least 21 days (is that right?) So, how long do we have to wait before we can be eating any of these tasty eggs that we have been waiting for since spring?