So I think my chickens have mites. I can't get a good picture because they won't sit still long enough! My EE Roo has a bald patch on his cheek and his neck, which I thought was pecking at first..but then I noticed one of my SLW pullets has a patch on her back right in front of her tail feathers. There are dried blood specks, but I don't see any mites, not that they sit still long enough for me to get a good look. Could this just be pecking? I have frontline spray, which I was told by a co-worker who also has chickens (and we work at a veterinary clinic) that this is good for mites and you only have to spray their legs right where the feathers start. Any more advice? I may just be freaking over nothing. On a happier note, I got my first eggs and now they are laying like crazy. 20 weeks old!!