I tried the old soak the chicken routine again, because I don't believe my 8 1/2 month barred rock has yet to lay an egg...Don't tell my husband because I used his hot tub!! after about 20 minutes my arms were going to sleep from holding on the chicken so I let go!! GUESS WHAT!! CHICKENS FLOAT!! She floated over here she floated over there she was very content with her little bath.