Chickens wouldn't go out into the rain today

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Reinbeau, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground

    Who says they're dumb? [​IMG] I opened the coop door up during a lull in the raindrops, but only two came out, they didn't last five minutes before it started to rain again and they ran for the coop. Can't say that I blame them! Hopefully tomorrow the rain will stop so they can get out and play! [​IMG]
  2. DaKid

    DaKid Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Berkley , Ma.
    well mine guys must be DUM I when to shut the lights off in there coop tonight and they look like wet RATS and full of mud too , my poor turkeys there swinning in there mini pond pens knee deep in water and mud , now there really dum cuz they have all have small coops /or turkey /dog house to get out of the weather in each run
  3. ChickaD

    ChickaD Songster

    Aug 6, 2008
    central Vermont
    Ours act like dumb clucks and go out even in the rain...but if it's pouring they sometimes head for the garage (we call it their private gazebo) or duck under bushes.
  4. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Hey [​IMG] I go jogging in the rain. I love it. But I am a little odd [​IMG]
  5. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    My chickens stay out in the rain sometimes. The Polish roo looks so funny because his crest looks like it will fall apart if he gets wet enough [​IMG].
  6. So far all of mine will go out in the rain, and if it really starts coming down hard they would rather hide under something in the yard than go into their coops.
    When I first got chickens and they were out free ranging a storm came through, I got drenched trying to catch them to put them in the coop.
    I chased them all over until I was sliding around the yard, until it finally dawned on me that they liked it.
    Here I am trying to "help" them and they were like get away from us we're cool.
    So now I just leave them all be.
    I notice the younger ones I have now will go in their coops alot sooner than the older ones.
  7. ChickaD

    ChickaD Songster

    Aug 6, 2008
    central Vermont
    Quote:[​IMG] What a mental image! I can just see that as a Funniest Home Video. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Yeah, I also reached the point where I stopped feeling any need to "rescue" our girls from the rain!
  8. Yeah its funny when you look back on stuff.
    That day my husband was standing in the doorway laughing his head off at me. I said how long have you been standing there watching me try to catch them, he said a good while and kept laughing, so I said why didn't you come out and help.
    He says, they didn't look to me like they wanted to be helped.
  9. ChickaD

    ChickaD Songster

    Aug 6, 2008
    central Vermont
    [​IMG] What a smarty pants!

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