Okay, so my rooster is being quarantined since we got him a few days ago (that way I KNOW this didn't come from the rest of my flock). His skin was fine, but his pen that he's living in is outside and that is where I suspect these buggers came from. I've never dealt with mites before, and hoped that I never would have too. I was holding him tonight and just out of pure curiosity started flipping through his feathers and checking his skin. Good thing I did, because I saw a few tiny, tiny creepy crawlies on him. They were a reddish brown, so I'm guessing red mites? I have a dusting for mites (Permethrin, just in case this problem ever happened) that I sprinkled sparsely in his overnight cage and a little in his feathers. From what I'd read, that was the right thing to do. So, I'm asking for any help and/or suggestions about how to get rid of these nasty insects. Thank you for any help at all.