My friend used to bath his pigeon very morning. He said that bathing the pigeon can help the pigeon remember its house. I cannot believe it. In the wild pigeon did not bath. They just use sand to clean its plumage.
Bathing can clean the plumage and it may kill the mite or the diseases. It is not difficult to bath the pigeon. We just spray the bath and scrub the plumage with our hand. Do not forget to scrub the armpit that mite often hide behind it. After that you can hang the bird so it get the sun light.