Has anyone tried mixing the powdered 7 dust with water in a bucket and then putting the chicken in the bucket for a bit and let them soak? I have never done this but i am wondering if it would even work? What I usually do to dust my birds is go in at dusk and pick each one up and dust them. And then i dust the whole coop to. I do this about once a month. What is the best way to get rid of lice on my silkies? None of my other birds have lice or mites because i regularly dust everyone and everywhere. I checked my other birds and I couldn't find even one lice egg or live lice on any other birds except for the silkies. I am worried because the lice laid the eggs right under the chickens beak in large clumps? How do I get rid of them there without hurting them? Is there some special way of dusting silkies or something? Im somewhat new to having them and I had assumed they were to be dusted like any other chicken but now I think I was wrong....any help would be appreciated!