My husband and I are new to chickens this spring and have been watching them grow and start laying. About two weeks ago he noticed that when he was done cleaning the coop he became itchy and felt like things were crawling on him. Well, then last week when I collected the eggs I noticed some little brown, moving dots on the eggs. We are assuming they are mites from what we have read (not sure what kind). This weekend we cleaned the coop and dusted the cracks with poultry dust and then dusted the floors with DE and the birds with DE. We did not want to use the poultry dust on the birds if we didn't have to. Wanted to try the natural method first. Does anyone know how long before we can see any results? When I collected the eggs today there were still a bunch of brown spots moving on the eggs and they crawl on our hands just from collecting the eggs. Will we have to treat the birds with the poultry dust too? So bummed out. No one that we talk to around us that has chickens said that they have mites. My husband has tried to do all the right things to keep the birds healthy. He gives them yogurt and ACV as a preventive and cleans the coop every day. Also, the birds look very healthy. No bare spots. We want to keep them healthy. Any advice would be appreciated.