I feel terrible and I need my chicken license revoked. My poor polish rooster has become severely infested with mites, to the point that his eyes, and probably ears, are caked up with crud. I've scanned the forums looking for tips, and here is what I've done for him so far: Dusted him with Sevin dust, which apparently didn't do the trick since they were still crawling all over him, and he went from one caked eye to two. Today I bathed him with flea and tick shampoo, cleaned off his eyes and tried to remove as much of the crud from his crest as I could. He's in the pet carrier with a warm fan blowing on him now to dry him off. Then he'll go into my brooder box, which has been thorough cleaned, sprayed and dusted with Sevin, and I think I'll dust him again, too. Assuming I can kill off the mites, how do I get all of the crud off of him? And specifically, how can I get it off of his face? I read that this can cause permanent damage to him, but nothing specific about what that damage is. Any help is appreciated. Please be gentle, I feel absolutely awful! Thank you!