OK, I am sorry everyone, I feel like a drama queen with all my questions to problems but you all are knowledgeable and I know I can come here for helpful answers. I went out this morning to check on my chickens. Again, they are 5 white leghorn bantams. They are about 8 months or so old and I bought them about a weeks ago. I'm sure you all know this by now. Anyway, I noticed everyone of them scratch or peck at itself, whatever they do to relieve itching. I figured I'd go have a look at them. So I go into their coop and after coxing them to come closer so I could pick one of them up, which they didn't go for, I ran after, cornered and grabbed one. (Probably won't be seeing any more eggs...) I stroked the chicken trying to relax it and noticed several small light yellowish looking bugs on them. I'm not good with bug identification and I surely hope I am wrong but I think these are lice. I could never get a really clear look at them since the chicken wasn't all that cuddly and these bugs were fast. Couple that with lots of feathers and its like trying to find an elusive unicorn in a cloud. I bought some Seven when I first bought the chickens but was too scared to put it on the chickens because it looked like, from the directions, that you weren't supposed to put it on anything. It kept telling me to put gloves on etc and I figured that if I had to put gloves on it couldn't be good for the chickens. I've also read about Food Grade DE but don't know if it is a preventative or if it will take care of the problem after they have already shown themselves. I don't know what else there is out there nor do I know how to put it on to chickens. I am very bad with directions unless said directions are a step by step run down. Consider me a "directions-for-dummys" kinda guy. All I know if that I have a wife with nice long hair and 3 girls + 1 boy that I REALLY don't want to get lice. Please help and thanks.