OK, with the death of Chicken Hawk, I'm going crazy with the wormer, powder, etc etc and checking everyone with a fine tooth comb. I've noticed something really strange on Pot Pie (my other favorite...). On her neck feathers, up close to her beak, in a place where there is no way she could preen, are these barnacle looking white things. They are on the feathers and not actually a part of the feathers. They are hard to get off. They are not soft, they don't pop, and they almost look like eggs. I'm not able to scrape them off with my fingers. I had to pluck a feather so I could see it up close (without having a chicken try to peck my eye and teeth or eat my wedding band ). Again, I'm SO paranoid right now that it could be food stuck on her chin, but I just want to make sure. I know they are not mite eggs but could they be some other sort of parasite egg? Or am I crazy? I would take a picture but they are so small that I'm not sure it would come out. Other than that, she is happy and healthy. I checked her feathers and found four mites in a five minute period (hence the powder, wormer, etc). Don't know if that would make a difference or not.