Chickens didn't come out of the rain?????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CrazyChicklet, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. CrazyChicklet

    CrazyChicklet New Egg

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    Hi there!

    We had quite a bit of rain (first time in a LONG time in Michigan) yesterday and not one of my chickens had the sense to get in the coop!!!! Someone please tell me that they have smarter chickens!!!???
     
  2. Chicky Joy

    Chicky Joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in Michigan also. We had our first good rain in a long time last week and my chickens didn't go in either. Most of the time they go in if it is raining hard enough but they apparently were not in the mood to go in. Silly birds. I eventually went out and locked them in the coop until the rain slowed down.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    A warm summer rain is delightful. Kids love to play int he rain. So do chickens. Wait until you see them out in the snow.
     
  4. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i have smarter chickens!!,,hehe,, they are so smart, they take their own showers [​IMG]
    almost everyone of my chickens play in the rain,, i mean SHOWER. hehe [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. jamietidwell

    jamietidwell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] My chickens have the same brains! Out in the rain as if it were sunny. I wondered (still wondering) why the heck they didn't stay in or go back to the coop. Plenty of food and water and dryness there. I guess they just didn't mind the rain and feel like pecking and scratching when every they please. So I added a heavy duty tarp ( boy that was fun) to part of the run for rain/shade. They didn't seem to enjoy my work or tarp at first but after I finished they don't find anymore. Yet even with a huge ( think tracker tarp) covered area the little buggers still wander into the rain. I figured it like this.....if my kids love to run around in the rain and play then the chickens must love it too! That's my 2 cents:p
     
  6. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I don't know for sure about Michigan but, it was only in the mid 50's here yesterday-not exactly summer, more like fall.

    My chicks love the rain. The silly things will run out and play in it.
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    If it even hints of rain, my hens head for the coop. They hate it.
     
  8. jamietidwell

    jamietidwell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:shower....that explains it now! And beats a dust bath to me!
     
  9. Chicky Joy

    Chicky Joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has been really cold here since last Wednesday. We had a thirty degree drop between Tuesday and Wednesday.
     
  10. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    my peafowl HATE rain, red pheasants LUV it,, more then the SMART chickens,,hahaha [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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