Buff Orpingtons and Rain?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by reddog1970, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. reddog1970

    reddog1970 Out Of The Brooder

    May 17, 2011
    Cape Cod

    I have read that buff orpingtons should not be allowed to get wet. However, I know several people who have them and have never heard of this. Their's get wet when it rains and they have not had any problems. We have 2 BO's, 2 BR's and 2 RR's. Keeping 2 out of the rain and not the others would be difficult. Thoughts?
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    I can tell you Ive had BO's for over 5 years and I have seen them thoroughly drenched and the coop door just 2 feet away--No harm no illnesses-and They are still alive:)
  3. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    All chickens will stand in the rain. I'm only weary about my Silkies getting too wet..............
  4. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    I'd swear that my Orps think of themselves as ducks! They don't ever seem to mind being wet. Silly birds.

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