Darn it! I am leaving town tomorrow morning, returning late Sunday evening. I was just in the coop and looking and I did not see these clumps on the few I was able to check. How do I treat for lice? I've had chickens for 7 years and I've never wormed or had this issue. I guess I have been lucky. In your opinion, can I wait until I return to deal with this or should I postpone leaving? And are eggs effected? Meaning, are they okay to eat?
Kathy, I certainly appreciate all your advice. I'll actually be driving through Gilroy tomorrow!