Do chicks enjoy bathing like birds do? I often see mine (older ones, not chicks) come outside in a gentle rain and do a few feather shakes, they seem to enjoy it. In the past we've raised Cockatiels who LOVE baths. Give them a dish of water and they hop in to play. Is this something that interests chickens as well? I've heard dust baths mentioned, but no water. Today I had to clean some poopy bottoms off and they all fell asleep in the water within seconds while I held their bottom in, even my meanest production red.