Some of my girl are getting some lice and though I've been using DE as a post counter measure I've decided I need to dip my girls. I bought some concentrated Permethrin livestock and perimeter insecticide. I'll read the label on proper mixing when the time comes but I have some questions on "how to dip a chicken" I have 26 hens and some aren't so friendly to just let me pick them up. I bought a chicken catcher thing but I haven't got it yet so I have no idea how easy or not easy that is going to be. Do you use a 5 gallon bucket or is a small storage tub better? When you dip the chicken, do you immerse their heads? I know that if you do immerse the head it would only be for a second, but how long do you keep their bodies in the solution? Is their a better time to do this? Morning? I know to wait until the temp get a lot warmer. Average day time temp right now are 50's. But would a sunny mid 60's be alright or should I wait until closer to summer when it really starts warming up? I also know that whenever I do this if I don't spray the coop/roost/ and perimeter I'm practically inviting the pests to come back, so I'll have that covered when the times comes to. Thanks so much for the replies in advance. I've had chickens almost a year now, but have never tempted to dip them.