I noticed last week that my 14 week old white standard Cochin's bum was a little poopy, and her feathery feet were muddy, too. She free ranges most days, so I know this will be an ongoing issue. I tried the "wait and see" approach hoping her fastidious dust bathing would do the trick, but to no avail. So I gave her a bath. In my bath tub. Good thing my hubby wasn't home - LOL! I was expecting mayhem. I was expecting flying feathers and sqwaking and wing flapping chaos. But she was a dream to bathe! A little soak in some warm water, a little dog shampoo, and voila! She was white again. I toweled her off a bit and used a blow dryer on low. She fell asleep! Who knew that my Conair was really a chicken hypnotizer? Anyone else have experience bathing chickens? Do they normally like baths? Or is my pullet just weird?