Was over on the Woody Creek Chicks blog today and came across this great picture-filled post on bathing chickens (yes, as in, cleaning them in water).
Wonderful to see the full thing documented and know that they only lost two days' worth of egg production due to the stress.
I'm thinking we'll need to bathe our own chooks soon. They've got a couple, er, "danglers" on the downy backside that will need to be taken care of sooner than later. I can cut them out, wash them out or just wait until they molt in the Fall.
Methinks the washing is the best way to go.