Hi everyone. So i have 6 adult birds and currently 17 week old birds (separated for now) and Next week we have 12 5 week olds arriving. So Before we had our babies our adult birds had chicken lice. I think was about a year or so ago. Weve had these birds for about 5 years now. Lost a few originals to hawks. Anyway so we let our adult birds free range in our yard, and they go into the woods behind their coop sometimes as well. We live in the country area and we get wild turkeys come by among other animals. So last time the adults had lice i gave them a bath in dawn and then got all the eggs off, luckily they werent too stuck on. Im super frustrated because I was about to combine the adults with the 17 week olds so we can prep for the 5 week olds. We let them into each others area for a few hours then i noticed the adult birds going crazy pecking their own feathers. Picked one up and she was loaded with live lice and they had eggs ont heir shafts. All adults except one had lice. I took them out washed again even the one that didnt and reseparated the babies. I put the newly cleaned birds in a mobile run so I could full clean and disinfect their part of the coop. I then went and examined every one of the 18 new birds and dusted them with some DE and then put them in another mobile coop. I cleaned everything and replaced everything did it with a fine tooth comb. I know I have to check the adults in about 10 days and repeat the process. I apologize for the book but honestly every person I have spoken to said they never have this issue. I can ay we clean these coops and runs every week. I don't understand how the adults keep getting it. Is it because we let them free range? Im nervous now to combine them with the babies. Also this time around the eggs are stuck to the shaft and wont seem to come off . How do I get them all off?