My mom has a coworker that owns chickens and he's been talking to her about mine since she sees them everyday as I currently live with her. He's been telling her all kinds of things as to what I should do for my chicks which is sometimes helpful, but not always... One of the things he told my mom (and she's been on me about it ever since) is that chickens will drown in the rain. Not because of flooding, but because they will stare up at the sky with their mouths open and drown that way... I'm not saying my chicks are genuises, but I've actually been surprised at how smart they really are. Some days, I think they have more sense than most people I know. However, I took the information with a grain of salt and was a touch leary when I woke up and saw it was raining. I immediately got up and went to check on them, only to find out they were still sleeping. When they did leave the coop, they sat in the rain for a few minutes and then headed under the coop for food and water. I've been watching them for a while and some are occasionally playing in the rain, but all keep heading back under the coop to play. Where did this belief come from?? Has anyone ever had a chick/en drown this way??