I have only been living with chickens for about 9 months now, I have six that I got as cute little chicks last spring and six 18-month old laying hens that I just adopted Monday. Two of the new girls are cross-beakers and as I was trimming their beaks tonight I noticed 2 tiny little tan bugs crawling around one of their eyes. YUCK!!!!! I've read in several other threads to treat with Sevin dust, so I'll have the hubby pick some up tomorrow. I'm wondering, do these chicken lice like people and cats too? Should I burn the clothes I'm wearing? Take a scalding shower? Give the cat a flea dip? Also, will a lice infestation cause severe feather loss? I assumed they were molting, but this is the baldest bird I've ever seen outside of the grocery store. P.S. Is this RIR sun-burnt? the skin under her few remaining feathers is white. The original six chickies in my flock are my babies, I hope to make these newbies babies too.