Is it ok to give a chicken a bath? A few of my chicks are dirty because a fellow hen must have pooped on it when they were roosting. I decided to give them a bath via a light misting with the hose. I also tried to scrub their feathers a bit. They did not like this and looked miserable for the day. I did this because regular dirt baths and preening didn't clean them up on their own. Is their any risk to the chicken to have done this? Should I just have let them be dirty? How else do you clean up a bird?