Yesterday I noticed a white substance on my 16 week old pullet's comb and decided after research it was either mites or fungus. I had suspected I might have mites because I've noticed lots of feathers in the coop and what looks like feather shaft crumbles in the sand in the manure box. But I haven't ruled out favus yet. So I treated my coop and whole flock today with Sevin dust for mites - cleaned everything out, wiped it down and replaced the bedding with pine shavings and sprayed the whole coop with Poultry Protector that I allowed to dry before putting down the new bedding. The chicks have a DE dust bath container and there's sand in the run already to bathe in. I also treated the ladies legs for fungus/mites and sprayed their legs with Tinactin. I managed to catch everyone except my rooster. The best I could do was trap him in the coop and sprinkle the dust on him from about a foot away and spray his legs as he rushed by. He wouldn't let me pick him up or come near me. Since doing that around lunch time I've noticed that the rooster's comb is now speckled with black dots on the tips and he has some white stuff on his comb now too by the head in the crevice areas. How can I better treat him as he won't let me come closer and frankly I'm not sure I want to get that close to him. I'll try to take a picture tomorrow of their issues if they will let me get close. Everyone was pretty POd at me afterwards.