I recently bought some birds. The roo had some scabby stuff around his eye. I thought he got shavings in his eye. I did look through the feathers and vent area. Obviously not well enough. His eye got crusted over again so I got him back out and he has so many mites in his crest. They have bitten all around his little eyes and the one eye is really scabby and weepy. Is there anything I can put on this area? I can't think of anything that would be ok if it got into the eye. I am thinking I may have to use like olive oil just to hydrate the skin but it's not going to help if the skin is infected. I did eprinex and spray them with adams. Once when I got them and now I did it again. Guess I should have done it 7 days apart when I first got them. grrrr It's cold here and I hate to stress them more (since they were shipped to begin with)by washing them with adams flea and tick but I am not seeing any other way to remove the dead mites from the crest area. The pullet has a huge crest. I cut around her eyes but the crest is still so big. (love the crest) She doesn't really seem to eat much. She seems thin as she was when I got her. I have noticed that silkies with big crests seem to not be able to get around as well. If I put her crest up with pink tape is that going to encourage the mite growth? She seemed to only have a few mites in the vent area but after the eprinex I noticed quite a few dropping off. Opinions? Thank goodness I stuck to keeping all the birds seperate for a month and only these birds have the mites. Can birds get mites from shipping? Since the eye was scabby when I got the bird, I am thinking the mite thing was a problem in the past and maybe the seller thought they were gone? Who knows.