I've always heard madder than a wet hen. So, why do my hens insist in running around in the rain? And will they suffer any ill effects? They could get out of it, but they seem to not care!
- Home in WY
Some of my chickens head inside the coop when it rains but most of them just carry on with their chicken business. If the wind is strong or a lot of lightening & thunder most will go in, otherwise, they just hang out.
I think if your coop is draft-free they should be fine.
Seeing your location , I know all about this term.. and Its regional origins.. I have been using it for about 35 years now.. Its like 20 years before I had chickens. Picked it up from my friends that live in Madisonville, and Hopkinsville Ky. Now I'm spreading it to all my northern friends.
Nice dog in your avatar.