Today I decided to give a couple of my hens some TLC - they needed a bath, big time. I brought my orpington in and started giving her a bath, standard procedure, put her in a bucket of warm water and a little dish soap, lathered her up, rinsed her off, towel dried and blow dry. She unfortunately is crawling with lice. I rubbed some coconut oil onto her skin and around a lot of her feathers, per another post suggestion to get rid of lice. Blow dried her a little more and put her in solitary in our spare room. When I retrieved hen #2, on my way back into the house and idea popped into my head. "Why not try adding a few drops of my brand new bottle of Mrs. Stewarts Liquid Bluing to this little white silkie?" (Their website boasts of pet owners using it to whiten fur and that it is non-toxic; though they do not personally recommend using it on animals because they have not tested it) So I strayed from my standard procedure bath with her and added about 5-6 drops into my full 5 gallon bucket and then continued as normal. To my amazement, when I lifted her out of the water I noticed a handful of dead lice intertwined in her feathers. I rinsed as many as I could out with fresh water and began to dry her. Every one I saw was dead!!! After she was fully dried, I inspected her some more. I did find one sluggish one on her, and another very small one near her face (which I did not wash). I wonder if I sprayed her face with the solution it would kill them? And the other live one could have possibly transferred from me to her . Obviously their coops would need to be taken care of as well, either spraying down with this solution or another (like seven) What do you think? Has anyone else ever tried this, or willing to try and report back?