My handicapped hen and I are in the bathroom right now with kool-aid and wondering how I color her correctly. Don't give me "thats animal cruelty", I know for a fact it isn't. If you're wondering, I just want a cool chicken. I have two cherry, and a grape. There is no sugar in it. She is a bantam and is a buff orpington. I already checked out that silkie thread, I didn't see any directions in all the blabber. My questions are : The consistensy of the powder? A smooth paste? Do I need to add anything in? Do I need to apply anything on her before hand? How long would I keep the kool-aid on her? And how long will it last? I'm first washing her with dish soap to break through the oils in her feathers.