Chickens and Rain

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mdunn, May 4, 2009.

  1. mdunn

    mdunn New Egg

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    Silly question--do you let your chickens out in the rain? My 4 are allowed to go in and out to their unroofed run as they please, and they are out in the run most of the time, rain or not. It's been raining for several days here in MD and supposed to rain for several more, temps in the 50s and 60s. They are looking quite bedraggled. Is it ok for them to be wet for days on end? I could keep them shut up in the coop but it's kind of dark and they want to be out.
     
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Rain won`t hurt them a bit as long as they are used to it......Pop
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    There is another thread going on this subject right now. I let mine out every day, rain or shine or ice. They can go in if they choose. They choose to stay out.
     
  4. mdunn

    mdunn New Egg

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    Thanks! How can i find the other thread?
     
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    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  6. mdunn

    mdunn New Egg

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    Thanks!
     

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