Do your chickens "play in the rain"??!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Yard full o' rocks, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The past 2 days we have gotten flooding rains. Over 3" yesterday and several storms again today. My laying flock is free ranging during the day and just stays out in it. They have access to the coop, but chose to stay out in the flood, the thunder, the lightning....like nothing really matters.

    They are REALLY a sight all soaking wet!!

    Goofy chickens.....
     
  2. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    Yup... they do.

    Dont have any idea why...but they will sit there, in the rain, until *I* come out and yell at them to go inside where it is dry. And of course, I am soaking wet by then and the birds are drying off....

    I swear cant win at times lol
     
  3. I think the entire flock went to roost wet last night.

    Today, yep, they are out there agian.
     
  4. silkypie

    silkypie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Especially my Silky. Her hair does some crazy things when she's soaking wet.

    I try to get her in the house but she rather play in the rain.
     
  5. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Yard full o' rocks :

    The past 2 days we have gotten flooding rains. Over 3" yesterday and several storms again today. My laying flock is free ranging during the day and just stays out in it. They have access to the coop, but chose to stay out in the flood, the thunder, the lightning....like nothing really matters.

    They are REALLY a sight all soaking wet!!

    Goofy chickens.....

    Lucky you! We haven't had a drop all September. We actually broke some records for longest consecutive days in September.

    But to answer your question, yes. As long as it's not raining super hard and not "storming" out.​
     
  6. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Nope. I have a bunch of princesses. They hate getting wet, especially their feet. [​IMG]
     
  7. save the favs

    save the favs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a chance! No way! When it rains they go into hysterics like the sky is falling. Maybe it's because of the 2 walnut sized hail storms that we had a couple of months back. I hope they get over it soon, as it does rain here a lot. They are such sweeties!
     
  8. backyardchick

    backyardchick New Egg

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    My chickens have been out the past 2 days in the soaking rain. I wondered if they were crazy. But I guess they aren't the only ones![​IMG]
     
  9. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The big girls stay inside & my silkies go out & get really, really muddy. Uck.
     
  10. Chickn chick 46

    Chickn chick 46 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, my chickens seem to enjoy the rain, they head for cover (not in the coop) when it down pours but are right back out when it lets up. Soft dirt makes for finding juicy bugs [​IMG]
     

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