I got three new silkies last night and found chicken lice. So I've got to treat them. Only one had any signs but she is bad. The other two have no signs but I'm going to treat them all. I'm trying to figure out the best way. I'm going to move the baby chickens into the spare bath tub and use the plastic and wire cage the baby chickens have been in to keep them in the garage. Because I have my lice free chickens and ducks in the backyard, one duck nesting in the front yard, and baby chickens in the house. I have Martin's horse and stable spray, on the back it says: To control poultry lice: Spray roosts, walls and nests or cages thoroughly. This should be followed by spraying over the birds with a fine mist. So my question is, has anyone used this before? Active ingredient is Permethrin 0.50%. I know the dusts require that you get the dust down under the feathers all the way to the skin. Is spraying a fine mist going to work? Is it going to really be effective? I don't like the idea of dust and them possibly breathing it in. I thought about doing a bath with dog flea shampoo, blow drying them, and then spraying them with the spray I have. With them being in a plastic cage it will be really easy to keep clean. I've also seen a dip with warm water, salt, vinegar, and soap. I don't know how well that will work. I really want these things dead. I know they just eat feathers and won't get on me, but I can't stop itching. It's all in my head. I totally want these bugs dead as soon as possible. After I found them on these I showered and changed and went to check out my flock in the backyard and didn't find anything. I figured if I had to treat might as well check and do it all at once if that was the case. I have a terrible phobia of anything with an exoskeleton. Ugh. If this spray is no good or there is something better I can get a hold of today to treat them tonight, please let me know. I have to kill these bugs.