Hi! We just recently found out that our two new chicks that we got have lice. So, we decided to try and give one of them a bath to see if it helps. I have read that it is OK to give chicks a bath, as long as the water temp. is warm and they get dried quickly. So, we put the 4-6 week old amauracana pullet chick in the sink full of warm water, which was not over her head, but it was enough to bathe her whole body. She held still pretty good as we got her entire body soaked, making sure to get the fluffy ones under the other feathers. Then, we took her out and placed her on a towel, rubbed her down a bit with it, and then blow dried her with the hair dryer. We made sure that it was not too hot or cold. She started acting strange though! She kept opening and closing her mouth, as if she were choking!!! I started feeling panicky because she wasn't peeping and she kept closing her eyes, but she was at least standing and keeping her balance, so I suspected it was just because she had a little water up her nose or she was cold. So, after drying, we placed her back in the warm brooder box. She ignored the food and water we tried to give her, even though her fellow friend, Pumpkin the buff cochin, was walking around and peeping and eating. She just stood there looking tired. But, luckily, after warming up a bit more and settling down, Raven took a drink of water, ate some, and was once more the active and curious peeping chick she was before the bath. After this, we decided not to bathe the younger chick, Pumpkin. I have heard that giving a bath is safe, but why did Raven act this way??? She looked like she was going to die or something, and it really scared us! Did we do anything wrong? We tried our best to keep any water out of her nostrils, and her head stayed above the water the whole time. Any advise on her behavior??? Thanks!