Sigh.. I'm tired and overwhelmed with information because I've been reading threads for hours very late last night and all morning now. I found "bugs" on one of my BR's face last night using a flashlight. I haven't done the full body check on the flock yet. I'm assuming it's mites but maybe lice. I'm kinda afraid to pick her up for fear of infesting myself! How possible is that? My BR has a pale comb... another reason I'm leaning toward mites. She, and my BO have diarrhea too. The temps around here will be below freezing (like mid 20's) for a high for the next few days. I want to treat these bugs today - the hens and the coop- but I can't use anything that requires water in the coop with temps getting so cold. Is it possible that I could hold off on scrubbing coop walls with wet solutions and just use dusting methods in the coop in the shavings and expect success? I've read about using Ivomec and was thinking that was the way to go until I read one post that stated they didn't have success with it. To all of you who have responded regarding this topic on other's threads, (that I've just spent hours of my life reading!), I thank you very much as your time and knowledge is sooo helpful!!