I am not sure what to do next??? I have a flock of 10 hens, 4 barred rocks, 2 ri reds and 4 ameracaunas. I noticed a while back that I had mites (small, gnat sized, tan colored bugs) all over the barred rocks and one of the reds. I dusted them with permetherin (sp?) poultry dust and I have used DE on the hens, the run, and the inside opf the coop (nesting boxes, poop shelves, and roosts). I thought I had rid them of the mites til I looked today and can see the eggs of mites all bundled up at the base of the feathers of all the barred rocks, and they are crawling all over near their vents. One of the barred rocks vent areas is highly covered in mites. I dusted all of them again today with the permetherin, and DE. How long til I should expect them to be ok? What else shold I do. what am I doing wrong? I do not want to enpty out and sanitaize the whoel coop. I have been using DLM int eh coop and it is going well, expcet for the mites. Any guidance from my BYC peers would be appreciated. Thanks.