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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by be_collective, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. be_collective

    be_collective Out Of The Brooder

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    We live in the North West and the rainy season is upon us. When I come home in the afternoon all of my chickens are outside soaking wet. I have a large covered run where the food and water is kept, but for some reason they prefer to be out in the rain. Do I need to be worried? They are truly soaked.
     
  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I really don't know but I do know that when my chickens were younger...under laying eggs age...they didn't seem to have the sense to come in out of the rain. Now they are 7 months old and run for cover when it rains. I don't know if this is normal behavior or not? [​IMG]
     
  3. Heidi

    Heidi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2007
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    My girls are 8 months old and they stay out in the rain unless it is down pouring. They look like drowned rats when they do go in. [​IMG]
     
  4. be_collective

    be_collective Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls are the same age as yours Heidi- I would guess your colder than we are here too- I just dont want them to get sick.
     
  5. cknmom

    cknmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our older hens like the rain, the roos and the young hen don't


    Monica
     
  6. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol i got some chicks about 8 weeks old that saw the first rain last night.it was about 65 degrees now its about 35 lol .
     
  7. domromer

    domromer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls like the rain. They only come in when it's really pouring.
     
  8. be_collective

    be_collective Out Of The Brooder

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    guess I wont worry about it then- thanks everyone
     
  9. Royicus

    Royicus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeppers. Not a big deal. Our chickens, the older ones anway, come in out of the rain. The young ones, if they aren't following the lead of the older ones, will sometimes venture out into it.



    What is funny is when you see little chicken footprints in the snow!
     
  10. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    Egglanta, GA
    Well, I think that there are SOME small things in HARD rain that coupld get a chickens sick, but it's not good for them to be cold--- big no-no! I know that Orpington's feathers should NOT get wet-- it's very bad for the bird. But unless you have an orp, you should be just fine. [​IMG] Wait a minute! This post is three years old?? WOOPS!
     

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