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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jmeeter88, Oct 21, 2008.
Do you let your chickens out on days like today when it is rainy and miserable? It's 45°F here...
yes, the chickens enjoy it. Before they get too wet they head for cover. If the rain gets hard they seek shelter, they come in the drizzle/light rain.
I give mine the option by leaving the coop door open...in, out, do as thou wilt.
Wish you would send a little of that wet, cool weather our way. We need it.... and the chickens would enjoy it.
I have a White Rock that will stay out to get wet under our sprinkler when all of the other girls head for the coop.
I'm hoping to get a large blue tarp to partially cover their run on yuck days...
What about snow days? They won't freeze to death outside will they? Obviously I'd leave their coop door open, but I wonder if that would make their coop too cold?
Mine are all out and free ranging. If it starts to rain really hard they head under a tree or bush or back inside the coop.
It's 30 degrees and a snowstorm here... their pop door is open, haven't been up there yet to see if they have ventured out though:>)
Sure, I open their door and they can come and go as they please.
I agree - mine get the option to come and go as they please. They are usually out in a light rain but stay inside in heavy rains.
We have a run and leave the gate open to free range at will. They look forward to the rain as it brings more worms and bugs to the surface. Make sure you have plenty of straw in your run for the rainy season- so you don't get muddy eggs. I put the bail in whole and they have it spread out within the hour.