Question... I have been treating my cross beak girl for lice (and my flock since she has them though I didn't see any on them). She was coated since she can't groom herself. With the help and guidance of our vet and a local no kill chicken rescue in town and such I decided DE was the best choice for us. I have treated her twice now (the first time wasn't well since I was afraid to use it, finally researched enough I felt comfortable and treated a 2nd time 2wks later properly) . Also *daily* I spray everyone with the lice/mite preventative I have, even her. Everyone also gets ACV and garlic daily too. They can't switch hosts correct? Like to human? Only asking because we have to feed her daily and I have never had this problem before but she cuddly so I pick her up. I pick her up today LITERALLY for only 30 seconds. When I got inside I felt itchy and I was COATED in them. ALL over my arms, my back, neck, and chest. Literally only held her for 30 seconds. Could it be because they are all trying to escape because of the treatments I have been doing? I have never had one on me before and I usually will hold her for a good 20 minutes or so. This was just a little pick up, said hi, and placed her down. But I have noticed to since treating she has been a lot more itchyer too... Is it because they are finally freaking out and trying to vacate?