I just brought a beautiful chicken home to join my flock of three. Here I was sitting in the yard holding and petting her, welcoming her to her new home and, low and behold, what do my unhappy eyes then spy but fleas all over her face! What do you think I did? What would you do? Yes, I googled "chicken fleas" (I love Google). I found out that they are stick fast fleas, they burrow their tiny heads under the skin around the eyes and wattle and lay their tiny eggs in the swollen skin. Poor chicken! And lucky me, the first google search lead me to coating the little buggers with olive oil. After doing this and confining her to her new quarantine home, I searched again. I found allot of suggestions for using sevens dust and dog and cat flea and tick chemicals (no way am I going to go out and buy poison- I'd just as soon give her back). Then this one simple suggestion stood out to me. The person said that the talcum in baby powder kills the fleas. Yes I will try this, I have big bottles of unused baby powder hiding under my counter somewhere. So, after all my hard searching, why am I adding this discussion here on Duck City Fix? Because all of those googled suggestions are from folks living on the east coast, and seeing that we all live here in the Burque, I wanted to hear from anyone here who might have the know how or might benefit from the bringing up of such unhappy pest problems.