Ugh...They look like mites, not sure of the kind, but possibly northern fowl mites. Are they brown?View attachment 1803620 View attachment 1803621 View attachment 1803622 View attachment 1803623 View attachment 1803624 Here are some close up photos of our pests. We were gone for 2 weeks and came back to a real mess. We have 7 chickens, a predator proof coop with an automatic door, 5 gallon bucket feeders and water buckets with the tickle nozzles. They free range on 5 acres. When we got home, besides having 2 broody hens sitting in 2 of the 3 nest boxes, eggs laid everywhere around the house and broken shells scattered about, we found the coop crawling with these critters. Terri cleaned out the coop (8’x8’x7’ all hardware cloth walls, metal roof and painted 2x4 construction) using straight vinegar and borax. We had a layer of pine shavings that we removed and I’m burning now. As I type this, I’m constantly finding another of these critters crawling on me. What are they and what is the best way to eliminate them? The broody hens have been dunked in water and are staying out of the coop for now.