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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jordys hens, Apr 24, 2017.
You could throw a old comforter/ blanket over the roof to soften the blow of the hail. I'm sure they will be fine as long as they are dry tho.
I've never noticed a decrease of eggs after a bad storm. I'm sure they will be fine.
They will be fine. Aslong as they have cover.
My coop is in the barn, which has a metal roof. Hail is LOUD in there and thunder echos. My chickens have been fine. I remember being so worried when I first got my chickens and had just put my youngins in out in the coop because we had a hum-dinger of a storm like you describe. They were 5ish weeks old and they were just fine. They have since endured so much worse!
Chickens are not people.They do not scare by a storm,unless stuck outside in it,noone likes being wet.
I beg to differ. Chickens do get stressed, and loud noise and intensive conditions can induce that stress.
I've owned chooks for 7 years, and I know when a chicken is distressed. They were shaking, breathing hard, and making extreme amounts of noise.
I only posted this to see if anyone has any suggestions or ideas as to why they are so stressed during a storm, or how to rectify the situation.
If you are unable to be helpful, why bother replying?
P.S - My chooks didn't lay for 3 days after the storm, so it's evident they were in fact frightened.
They do get stressed,but usually not from a storm.I have had young chicks outside when it storms and they just huddle up and mind their business.Unusaul for chicken to get stressed over a storm.
Chickens, although are not humans, are similar to humans in which they all harbor unique personalities and triggers. What may not frighten 99% of chickens, may distress the remaining 1%.
It was a nasty storm. Not just heavy rain - it was loud thunder, lightening, extreme hail, and atrocious wind. It frightened my girls immensely. It doesn't matter if that's unusual, it happened, and I was simply seeking assistance.