I feel like such a bad chicken mum!! :-( One of my girls yesterday had a darker looking face than usual, so I picked her up and gave her a good check over and found that she has both mites and lice! I headed straight for the produce store and grabbed some treatment and dusted all three girls thoroughly last night, and did a complete coop and run clean out today and dusted all their dust-bathing areas as well. Then, they came up to the back step and left me a pile of runny poop as a gift, and when I went to clean it up I saw it was full of tiny round worms, so now we're off to the store again to get some wormer. I handle them daily, I'm out there with them daily, and I clean the poop trays daily and have a quick look to make sure all looks as it should. We've had a very hot few days here after quite a cold snap so I'm wondering if the heat has suddenly made a lot of eggs hatch (not chicken eggs, bug eggs). Yesterday was the only time I've noticed them looking a bit under the weather (aside from being a bit scruffy lately and losing some feathers which I assumed was a moult as they haven't had one since I bought them). They're all still eating and drinking normally, I'm getting an egg from each of them most days as per usual. Today aside from the black face, one of the girls is spending a fair bit of time with her beak open slightly. SHould I be worried or is this likely a result of the lice/mites/worms??? My poor chookies!!!