Hi all, We live in Washington state, the rainy state, and we have adult plymouth rocks and 2 dutch bantams. Soon, our growers (7 cochin bantams and 10 polish) will be added to the outdoor free ranging adults. The dutch bantam hen is the only true adult, having survived through 2009's winter and she lived outdoors although she had a dry enclosed coop. Now we have a luxurious coop and run and we have trained the adults to use it, and we have no problems. I read on another post that someone's chickens would go out when it rained and stood there and got wet. A frizzle Cochin and a polish is not going to be happy being wet. Is there any way to train our chickens to go 'home' to their enclosed run whenever it rains? What are your experiences with your free ranging birds? Do they automatically go to shelter (coop or covered runs) or do they deliberately seek out the rain? Could it be that they seek out the rain to take baths? It hasn't rained yet in a few weeks here in Seattle, but this weekend, we're expecting good old rain to return. If there was a way to train my cochin bantams and polish to go 'home' whenever it rained, that would be awesome because they will free range in future.