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I thought I was raising chickens, not ducks

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I noticed during a downpour this weekend, that my chickens seemed a little bit rain naive (they didn't go in to their lean to right away like I thought they would, or stay there like I thought they would).  Do I need to worry about them getting chilled during a cold rain (like I anticipate us having in December), or can I trust them to take cover before they get really miserable.  Is there a way to teach them to take cover?

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Just let them be - mine do the same, even during the heaviest downpours - they end up looking like drowned rats, but hey, its their decision i guess!

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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Rain can bring out lots of bugs, mine are always out very busy either in the rain or shortly after.

A few seem to tolerate getting much wetter than others, but I don't try to make them take shelter.

They have shelter if they want it.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Thanks.  I think I will concentrate my rain efforts to making sure their leanto is truly dry and that our drainage is working.  The next few months should definitely be interesting.

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