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Chickens dancing in the rain?!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by yinzerchick, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. yinzerchick

    yinzerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always heard that chickens don't like being out in the rain and will run and hide.[​IMG] It is raining here, thunder and lightning too, and my chickens are out in it as if nothing is happening! In fact, they seem to be really enjoying it.[​IMG] Now it doesn't rain much, and we're in a heck of a drought, so this is only about the 3rd or 4th time they've even seen rain, so maybe that's why? Each time they've stayed out in it. I know they love wet ground, but I didn't think they would love being rained on since they run from the sprinkler and hose! Goofy birds.[​IMG]
    Anybody elses birds like the rain?
     
  2. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I ever let a pen out birds out to wander and it has been raining for awhile they have already formed a line and patrolled the yard picking up dozens of worms.
     
  3. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I think they are praising God for the rain! [​IMG]
     
  4. Mommy 2 Wee Ones

    Mommy 2 Wee Ones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hear ya! I am in Azle, and mine never went inside. They are just enjoying the rain, but their run is under a big old oak tree.

    My hubby is so thrilled, it has been raining all day! [​IMG]
     

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