A chicken. :/. Many people on this thread have done it and I'm curious if they mean water or sand. And if it's water, how do you do it?
The vinegar helps to remove all the soap and any extra dirt that is deed down. Its about 1/4 cup ( I dont measure any more). Some people put more vinegar and put it in their soapy water but I didnt see a different when adding more. Oh and no the chicken wont smell of vinegar once dryed the smell goes away.Apyl, why the vinegar? I understand cleaning with vinegar but I never thought to bathe with it.
Since we free range the entire flock, and the kids can never choose who they want to show until the last minute lol we're usually rushing to wash muddy dirty birds . I wish we had a better set up so we could just pen the show birds and have a good litter. But that kinda defets the whole sustainable flock lol Oh well one can dream. lolOur birds get a dust bath and they do that. They will find a mellow spot of ground and have a blast.
Even the "show folk" I know do not give a bath with water. (Others may) The birds are treated as of royalty ... Cages are spotless and the chickens never get dirty. Yes they do get groomed with a baby brush and this/that kind of dry spray or dust.
If you wish to give a water bath to a chicken go with what Apyl said and best of luck.
And just on a side note: Not all chickens like a water bath or so I have read.