been raining for days, my little flock is stuck in the brooder :|

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Player Hater, May 12, 2011.

  1. Player Hater

    Player Hater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are getting too big and messy to be in the brooder all the time

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    i want to take them outside so they can help me finish the run [​IMG]
     
  2. Player Hater

    Player Hater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a couple more

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  3. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Awww! What kind are the black and white ones?
     
  4. Player Hater

    Player Hater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silver laced wyndottes
     
  5. Player Hater

    Player Hater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it stopped raining..

    supposed to be sunny tomorrow [​IMG]

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  6. Player Hater

    Player Hater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and don't worry, the gross towels got changed right after rice crispies

    like i said, they are getting too big and messy to be stuck inside all day [​IMG]
     
  7. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    My chickens rushed poor dad when he collected the eggs today and spent the day playing in the rain.
    Don't think it hurts them to be out every once in awhile. You could always make a play pen and use tarp to keep em dry under it to allow them some yard time.

    I use the dog play pens that are 48 inches tall that clip together. It is the foldable type. I use 2 together to make one huge playpen for the young chicks so they can play without being harrassed by the adult chickies foraging around them. Put netting over the top to keep certain unwanted birds of prey out. However, a tarp over the pen would keep them dry.

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  8. Player Hater

    Player Hater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah i was experimenting with a tarp today, putting it on the run and seeing how the water pooled and trying it different ways
     
  9. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    Do you have an outdoor umbrella? That can offer some protection or you can use it to hold up the tarp to where the water slides off.
    Or you could take a long piece of wood across the top of the pen to give support and angle the tarp a bit to where the water drains off of it.
     
  10. Player Hater

    Player Hater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm going to do some more experimenting

    i want to figure out something semi-permanent for when they are living outside, so they don't have to sit in the coop while it's raining if they don't want to
     

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