Hi All, I'm quite new to chicken keeping but so far I'm loving every minute and I don't know why I left it for so long!! I have 4 Pekin Bantams who are approx 24 weeks old, only one of which is laying so far. However, the smallest, a lovely lavender, has had a swollen scaly face for almost 2 weeks now. The first morning I saw her, her eyes were closed and I thought she was still sleeping. (It was a little earlier than usual so thought little of it). The next morning her eyes were closed again so I brought her into the house and bathed them open with warm water. The same again the following morning. She is eating ok and seems fine once her eyes are open but she is constantly shaking her head and scratching at her face. I took her to the vet who took a sample of the flaky skin and said she had scaly face mite. She was given a few drops of something behind her head which was repeated the following week. None of the other girls have any symptoms. I am scrupulously clean with their coup, it is washed and bedding etc changed every weekend. Can anyone tell me more about scaly face mite and suggest ways to get rid of it please. Also how long will it take for it to clear up completely and will my girl have any lasting side effects. I'd also love to know if it was caused by anything I have done and shouldn't have or that I haven't done and should have.