Picked up a few very nice birds at the Ohio Nationals this weekend. I was disheartened to see that two of them had quite the colony of mites, especially around their tail feathers. Also lots of little white sand looking dots on their tail feathers I assume to be eggs. I bathed them, blowdried, applied 0.25cc pour-on Ivermectin to skin at the back of their neck and near the tail, and dusted their pine shavings with Sevin dust. They are currently in our basement in a large rubbermaid tub (with a ring of pyrethrin around the top to keep anything from crawling out!) with grating over the top. I am wondering how long I need to wait before I can put them in the coop with our other chickens. We have to travel for Thanksgiving, so I am hoping to too long. I have never had mites the past 6 years I've kept chickens, these are yucky!