What bit me?! I've held them often. I am covered from ankles to face with 100 or so pink, itchy welts. I'm thinking flea bites, but I never saw a thing. I showered twice and washed all my clothes and sheets, but don't know if I'm still getting bitten. The itching started on my legs under heavy jeans, in the daytime while I sat at the computer, after I turned her over on my lap( to check her Polish eyes.) Then I kept finding more and more. Months ago, I saw a light colored louse on this chicken and thought it was a feather mite. At the time, I bought seven, but didn't want to use a powder while chicks were around, so put it off. What is biting me, and what should I do to rid them? We have had a nightly raccoon visiting, who may have brought fleas to the coop area.