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Advice about chickens and rain???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kettle chickens, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. kettle chickens

    kettle chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    My wife has returned from work today at 3.30pm to let the girls out of their run to free range. The rain has not stopped all the time they have been free rangeing. We thought they may take cover when is got to bad but they have stayed out in the rain to the point that they were unrecognisable as chickens!!!

    We have had to shut them back in there run to give them some cover...

    Is this natural????
     
  2. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol yes my girls rarely come in out if the rain until they are so wet that they look more like ratd the hens lol they come in and groom the they head back out.
     
  3. kettle chickens

    kettle chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in the UK and the temp on average today has been around 8-10c. Do I need to worry about them getting colds?
     
  4. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldnt think so mine went out all winter in rain so they should be fine
     
  5. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love the rain!
     
  6. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in Washington state. Rain is our middle name. The chickens don't mind it a bit.
     
  7. ccrow

    ccrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's true, chickens don't know enough to come in out of the rain...[​IMG]
     
  8. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My grandpa had an old wives tale. If the chickens come out in the rain it will rain all day, if they stay in it will stop at some point during the daylight.

    Some chickens don't mind getting wet others do. Over my 40 years of having chickens I've noticed some hens will stay in not dare get wet others could not care less.

    I think the ones that forage in the rain are the smart ones, they know it brings worms to the surface.
     

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