Being the highly intelligent chicken owner that I am I figured I could hose her off while still in my cute day out outfit. Have you ever tried to hose off a chicken? Me either. Now I know that it's not only a bad idea but quite messy as well. Picture this if you will. Me in a cute outfit, holding a chicken who is flapping her wings and doing everything to escape while my husband wields the hose. Egg goo, shell, chicken crap and the like are flying all over us. My husband is looking at me like "really? we really needed to do this now?" Yep, good idea Alexis.