This is strange, but I always turn to my fellow BYCer's for the best advice - I am being driven absolutely nuts with itching on my ankles and feet. I have done research on what I've been doing, and I thought that it was the new rubber boots I bought about three weeks ago (I am not allergic to latex) because they seem to almost tingle when I put them on. Odd, I know. However, I only wear them in the chicken coop. SO now, I stopped wearing them, and my feet are itchy still though not as much. I have totally de-flead my house with Borax and vacuuming, Frontlined the dogs and cats, still nothing. The other odd thing is that sometimes there is a small bite-like welt, sometimes there isn't. It is driving my absolutely nuts My question - could it be some type of mite from the chickens? Now, I have checked them, I don't see anything, but I haven't picked them up to check. I have 12 hens about 16 weeks old. I use DE in the coop along with poultry dust, I use the DCM and add shavings and turn a few times a week. I use poultry dust in their nesting boxes and outside in their run.