Do you free range on stormy days?

Nicole01

Crowing
8 Years
Mar 28, 2011
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MN
4-5 of older girls had brooder pnemounia when they were a few weeks old. One knocked the waterer over and got wet, infected 3-4 other chicks. Now all carriers, but I kept them. There hasn't been any more sickness since then.

I let them out in very light rain and that is all. Today is heavy rain and stormy! They are cooped up in the run and coop. I have a roof on the run and a side panel to keep the run somewhat dry.

They are going crazy that they can't run free.:( I don't want them to get sick again.

Do you let them free range in rain or stormy weather?
 

mnferalkitty

Songster
7 Years
May 17, 2012
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Minnesota
I let mine free range even on stormy days they do have access to both coops so if they want they can go in. They love it!! It even hailed just a little while ago and they were out there pecking at the hail
 

Nicole01

Crowing
8 Years
Mar 28, 2011
5,492
95
268
MN
I'm in mn too, and it was hailing pretty good here. It finally stopped raining and they are happy to be out.
 

devora

Songster
12 Years
Apr 9, 2007
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Willits, CA Gateway to the Redwoods
In California we might not get the weather y'all do, but it can storm here and get in the 20s and 30s.

I let mine out no matter what. They may come out and go straight for shelter and spend the day there, but they really want out so I let them decide.
 

darin367

Songster
9 Years
Dec 1, 2010
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Shelton, Wa.
i'm in washington state... if i didn't let them out on wet, windy, stormy days, they wouldn't get out much..... i open the door no matter the weather... when the rain drops get the size of small marbles they'll head back into the coop or under a tree or bush..... i figure if they can come n go when they want they're happy....
 

luvmyEs

Songster
8 Years
Dec 9, 2011
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131
North Carolina
Yes I do. I don't have a run so I would feel bad leaving them in the coop. They can choose to stay in or under the coop or under trees. 99% of the time though they will stand in the rain.
 

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