I didn't know where else to post this, so here's the story: I was washing my chicken's behind area today (as if that wasn't bad enough) because it was all covered in poo that had dropped on his feathers. I was worried that there was so much and I didn't want bugs or flies or infections and today was the first warm day in a Long time. So.. after much gross work of hosing and using a paper towel to break up clumps; I got most of it off but decided that the area was too tender to really scrub at close to the skin and i started cutting off the feathers that were holding poo. (I don't know if this was a good move or not) but I found tons of yellow little bugs crawling on his skin and biting him. Close to the skin there was what seemed to be moldy poo, but upon closer inspection was eggs. Tons, AND I MEAN TONS, of eggs all on the base of the feathers in the area containing poo. The rest of him looked fine from what I could see, not that he helped me look. I don't know what they are, but they seemed only to be around his poo and I want to get rid of them. Sorry this was so long- I tohught the details might help.