- Feb 16, 2012
Within the last couple of weeks, my young free range pullets have been scratching at their heads like crazy. Enough to cause irritation around the ears and eyes. I caught several of them and noticed white cluster on the feathers located on the head and under the neck. Are these clusters lice eggs? I have an ash pile that they dust in almost everyday, but I dusted them with diatomacious earth after noticing the clusters. I also have one hen that has clusters and a runny nose. I have been raising chickens for 3 years and haven't noticed this before.