I was chatting with my 5 year old today while it was raining. Anyways he started to tell me how chickens wouldn't get wet in the rain since they are a type of bird. (We have a book about ducks and how ducks don't get wet because of their oil glands.) Anyways, he went on to say that all birds don't get wet because they have feathers like ducks. So do chickens get wet? I didn't think they had the same oil glands like ducks since ducks actually swim. Leave it to a five year old to get his mom thinking.