I tried searching first but didn't see a specific topic on this. although I'm sure there is one somewhere. What are the actual symptoms and signs of mites on chickens? Can you see them with the naked eye? What are the symptoms on the chickens? Several of my Silkies suddenly popped up bald on their head. One seems to be hiding a lot in the nest box. At first I thought she was getting picked on, but then I noticed 3 others are bald on their heads now too. Is this a sign of mites? I don't see any 'picking on' by others when I am out there, so I'm not sure what's going on. If what I am describing sounds like mites, then what? DE? If so, how specifically? Thanks so much!