I have been to this site several times for valuable information. I love Backyard Chickens! Thank you all for being here! But what brings me in today are MITES! UGH! I know, old topic. But as i sit here (and feel itchy) and read about remedies, I am more confused than ever...I am having seconds thoughts about having fresh eggs...but I love my small backyard flocks; Bantams: Rhode Island Reds, a new breed I have had for only 6 months, and my Bantam Welsummers that I have had for 5 years now. I really love the character of the Welsummers! They have provided hours of backyard entertainment! But is the MITE problem worth it??