Hi everyone, so lately I've noticed tiny, tiny bugs crawling around the chicken coop. I didn't really pay much attention to it since my rooster and 2 hens lived parasite-free since they were born last year. Over the summer, we had chicks. 3 survived and are pretty large already. Again, nothing out of the ordinary. I wasn't worried about pest problems. About a month or two ago I noticed these creatures crawling on the carpet I put for my chickens. I thought it was the carpet so I threw it out and cut up fresh new carpet. The situation didn't help and they would crawl on me every night when I put them on. They are so tiny, I didn't know whether to call them mites or not. Finally, I noticed my chicks plucking out their feathers a few days ago and lo and behold, mites. I can't stay in denial anymore since I actually realized that they were full of blood. I'm really upset, how did this happen? It has been raining a lot here in Houston and birds practically live in my backyard. Is that an issue? I'd really like to treat my chickens but as a college student, money is tight on my hands. I have a pressure washer, I thought I might be able to hose down the entire coop but I'm not entirely sure it would work. I'm looking for a cheap solution to help these guys, preferably natural. Help please. I hate seeing my lovelies being eaten alive.