Chickens and rain?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Sword, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Sword

    Sword Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2010
    During this heatwave, my chickens have been spending the night on top of their coop, instead of inside it (still in their covered run). I've been letting them do it, because it's so much hotter inside the coop. Tonight there is supposed to be rain early in the morning. Should I make them get in their coop even though it's hot? Will they go in the coop by themselves when it starts raining, or will they stay there and get wet because it's dark out?
  2. Cockadoodledon't

    Cockadoodledon't Chillin' With My Peeps

    If it isnt supposed to be tremendously cool, which, I doubt that is the case....they should be just fine.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    My juvies love standing in the sprinkler water... Unless there are high winds, your chickens should be fine.
  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    Some of my birds, per their choice, roost exposed to rain and snow year round in central Missouri. As adults and 3/4 grown juveniles no problems and their feathers look better than those of birds that are confined. Heat is much bigger stressor.
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2011

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