Hi. We just got an adorable black Amauracana pullet chick from melilem. She's just the sweetest thing! She's gentle and she gets along really well with the younger buff cochin pullet, Pumpkin. We named her Raven, since she looks so much like a raven bird. She's doing really well except..... she has lice. melilem told us about it before we got her, and she said that she had already put this powder on Raven, and that it should kill a lot of the lice. She said that we could just give her a bath after letting it stay on her for a little while and it would clean it off. So, that night, we bathed her in warm water and then blow dried her, and she seemed really tired after that, but after she was completely dry and in the brooder box again, she became normal and began foraging for food and eating with her new friend Pumpkin. Well, today, I was holding Pumpkin, when I noticed something strange on her neck.... it looked like little white pieces of sand or something, and when I looked closer, I noticed that these little pieces were attached on her little baby fluff feathers all around her neck and head. Then I saw a little tiny tiny bug thing crwaling on her!!!! That's when we guessed that the little things were lice larvae in her feathers! We looked around on Raven, and she too had little white larvae on her head! So, my dad called up the local feed store, and asked if they had any lice powder stuff. They were all out until next week or so! So we searched through the phone book, trying to find the number to the other feed store near us. They were all out too! So, we had ne last option. We didn't want to risk getting lice all through the house and on us(although I suspect that that has already began since the chicks were in the house for a while ) so, we decided to put the brooder box outside in our motor home thing that we rarely use. It usually always stayed warm in there, and they would be nice and safe and warm with the lamp running and the windows, doors, etc. were closed. we ran a cord out, plugged it in to the lamp, and now tonight the two chicks are out there with the light running, food and water, and plenty of air and warmth. It's almost impossible for any predator to get them in there. But that's where they will stay until we can get some powder stuff for them. Has anyone else had some experiences with lice before???? Any ideas on what we can do about it while waiting for the powder stuff to be back in stock at the feed store???? we called the lady who sold the chicks to us and asked about the lice, and she says that after giving them a bath, it should drown most of them pretty easily... true? We have never had this happen before with the rest of the flock so I'm really worried...... Thanks!