I have a sick hen who has been isolated and unable to take dust baths for a while. She has crop problems,so I've been holding her a lot doing crop massages and today I felt something crawling on my neck but just sort of ignored it. Later, I felt something on the back of my head and when I felt around the bottom of my hairline, I found a dead louse. I brushed through my hair and a couple more dead ones fell out. I don't have kids and I haven't been sharing combs, hats, or other articles of clothing with anyone lately. Therefore, I don't think I have head lice.
I know chicken lice and human lice are two different species and chicken lice cannot survive on humans. However, can they fairly easily crawl off of chickens and onto humans and crawl around for a while on the human?
BTW, I'm washing all the cloths I've been wearing with the chicken and my bedding just to be safe. I've also treated the chicken with poultry dust and will retreat in 10 days to catch the hatched eggs.