First let me start with One of my Hens is Mid molt, I think.. I'm still a bit new at this, She is just over a year old. 2 weeks ago she stopped laying and started to look really ratty Feather wise. Every time she shakes, poofs of feathers go sailing. So, tonight I figure I'll check her to make sure that she IS molting and not egg bound.. When I picked her up I noticed weight loss, but also that she was prickly, all of her new feathers are still in their sheaths and they make her feel like a porcupine! I palpated her bum, below the vent area, and did not feel any lumps or masses, so I'm guessing she's not egg bound, but while I was checking her vent a Louse ran by.... EWWWWWWWWW!!!!! Sorry, but It bothered me.... I only saw one. should I dust her, or will lice be a fact of life? Also, what do I do to stop twitching and itching?!?! I know there is nothing on me, but should I be concerned, Will chicken lice eat people too? Is there a procedure to follow when handling a known infested hen to keep the little buggers from migrating to me? gaahahah.... I'm still twitchy!! HELP!