Our little silkie just hatched her first chick yesterday, but unfortunately she seems to have developed a bad mite infestation while she was sitting on the egg. I found mites on myself after I picked her up to move her to a more secure area after the chick hatched. I think they're mites - they're so small it's hard to see any details on them, which doesn't sound like lice from what I've read on the internet. I'd like to dust the hen and the chick with permethrin, but is it OK to do that with such a tiny chick? Any other suggestions? Also, I've spent a *lot* of time in the shower since I got those horrible things on me. They can't live on humans permanently... can they??