I was bathing my chickens as some have been loosing feathers and I have seen something that look the same as kids head lice on some of them. I decided to do all 60 of them. After doing 20 I noticed this on one of my Welsummers. Different to all the others so far. I should know, I have nit combed and hairdried every feather! By the way, I was on another thread some months ago that said I couldn't use Tea Tree on chickens. The shampoo I have been using is Tea Tree shampoo and a separate Tea Tree conditioner. I add around 20-30 drops of Tea Tree Essential oil to it to make it extra potent. The bugs I have been scraping out have all been dead. It is the same stuff I use on my kids hair as a head lice deterrent. I use it weekly and at 9 and 11 years old they have never had head lice! Anyway I digress, here are the pics. They look like some sort of egg cluster but I don't know what kind of bug they are from (if at all). How do I treat them? The nit comb got some and my finger nails got more, but I am sure some are left.