I just found something that HORRIFIES ME.... possible scaly leg mites. Why is this horrifying? I currently have 99 birds. I think they’ve gotten infested because this late winter/spring has been so wet. I noticed lifted leg scales while working to move my chickens off their winter quarters (our garden) onto greener pastures (literally a pasture). I’m hoping that my 27 chicks that are less than 7 weeks old are fine. They haven’t been in direct contact with the main flock. The 19 <11 day old chicks are still inside. The 18, 7 week olds are in the outdoor coop, but it is dry. They haven't yet been given access outside. I haven’t given them a close check yet. The question, how do I treat so many birds? I know the process: Warm Epsom salt soak, 20 min Scrub feet Dry feet Dip in oil Repeat in one week Repeat in one month I've been thinking about it and here is what I'm thinking Soak 10-15 chickens at a time in a container where they have no choice but to stand in the water. Kiddy pool surrounded by wire with a lid. Have an assembly line set up for scrubbing, drying, oiling. Shut the birds out of the coop once done. Clean and spray the coops rinse and repeat at in one week and one month I won't be implementing this plan until we have a nice warm day on a weekend or a Monday (my day off). I don't think any of the birds are in dire straits yet. We will also be revamping our dust boxes. They kept getting wet and, I'm sad to say, we didn't correct the issue. Any critiques or additions to my plan would be appreciated. Edited to add: I feed organic so I want to treat as organically as possible. I am looking for labor saving ideas, but I am not willing to pursue chemical treatments since this isn't a life or death issue for my flock at the moment, just a major hassle.