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chickens and Rain

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by belgie, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. belgie

    belgie Out Of The Brooder

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    It has been raining off and on all day today and my 6 layers wont go inside! They seem to love water. I started pouring the water in the run when I change it and they run over and peck and scratch, they just love it. Do anyone else' s hens love water? Do you think they will get sick from being out in the rain all day?

    BTW still loving being a chicken owner (although DH would argue the own me!)
     
  2. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine stay out in rain too... I think they're hoping the crickets will start hopping![​IMG]
     
  3. poseygrace

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few of mine love the rain, and they will stay out in it. The rest run under cover. I have noticed that when I leave the hose running, like when I am doing a good clean, they love to come over and take a drink from it. Maybe they just like it fresh, who knows?
     

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