So I have to problems to ask about, one of my chickens hatched 5 baby chicks last week and over the last three days they've been dying one by one. This morning there were two left that looked healthy to me but this afternoon I found them both dead in the chicken coop. On closer inspection I saw what looked like hundreds of tiny grains of rice in their feathers. Ive been searching through lists of chicken parasites and I just can't seem to indentify them! I don't have a photo because i got rid of them before i thought to take a picture but I'm concerned about the other chickens sitting on eggs. Does anyone here know what they might be? I've also got turkeys sitting on a pile of eggs which are due to hatch any day now. I've got one tom, which for the last week has been sitting next to the broody hens (which I thought seemed a little strange) and three hens. I moved their bucket-shelter to see how the hens were doing and the tom walked away, revealing one warm egg and a half eaten baby turkey! I went inside to get a bucket and when i came back the tom was eating it again. I now have the tom seperated from the hens. Is it possible that the tom stole an egg and broke it open to eat the poult inside? Or could it have been an accident? I have a large enclosure for the turkeys which can be split in two and a chicken coop for the chickens which walk free during the day. Thanks for reading!