Hey guys, Today I went over to get a couple white silkie chickens from someone. They are 4 months old and kinda small for their size, but didn't look sick or anything. I figure she just wasn't feeding them as much as they should have (she is having a lot of problems atm) So with some nice medicated food I figure I can fatten them up. I gave them a bath in some dawn and cleaned all the poo off their feet and nails. Anyway, I went to check on them under the light...she said she was still keeping them under a light in the house still...so i was going to wean them to the outside and not shock them etc... and I saw that one of them had what looked like a louse on it. I got a puppy from someone awhile back and it had the exact looking thing on it. Anyway, as I sit here and itch (i know I cant get it but still just the thought) I was wondering what on earth can I use on the chicken? I only saw one and I assume it came up to the surface because I gave the bird a bath. I have other babies that are only a week old and I don't want them to get it. I know I have to keep the chickens seperated until I know the new birds are healthy, but how far away should they be seperated? Can louse jump because I'd hate for one to jump on me then get on the babies. Sorry if this seems a silly question, but I don't want my other birds getting anything. I also have a couple bigger birds that stay outside and I just don't want an outbreak of bugs. For my puppy all he had on it was one little bug and I had no other problems. I'm new at chickens, so any help would be appreciated Thanks btw - i read on the net that louse can cause weight loss in birds. I was wondering if that is why they are so tiny at 4 months.