I currently have 8 chicks and rooster who live separately from each other and don't come into close contact with each other. The rooster has been unwell for over a week now and is getting some TLC from my daughters and I, we hold him on our laps to drip feed him water and let him eat out of our hands.
A few days ago I woke up to find around 50 pretty large, red, itchy bites, mainly on my legs and hips. I thought mosquito bites first but that's unlikely as this is the UK and it's very unusual to get that many in one night. Someone suggested bedbugs to me, which has filled me with horror and I am currently examining my room and bed for signs of that, none so far. The other thing that's been suggested is mites from the rooster...does that seem likely to anyone? Has anything like that happened to anyone? I see no sign of mites in the coop although I will go check again,
If anyone wants to see a pic of the bites I will post one