Our Basement Chicks Have Mites

My husband found tiiiiiny white crawlies on his headphones in the basement. I checked his head, and while there’s a few, there are no eggs, and it doesn’t look like any lice I’ve seen before.

So then I looked at the chickens in their enclosure in the basement… and it’s crawling with them.

I looked up various critters online, and they look like mites, so I ordered dust and sprays for that. I have diatomaceous earth, but I don’t want to use that in an enclosed space with my babies – too high of a risk of breathing it in.

Everything should come by the end of the week, but my poor chicks!

Is there anything you’d suggest I do while I’m waiting?

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