- Oct 16, 2021
Soooooo....I don't know why......but my flock of chickens will just stand in the rain and get completely drenched during the day...I'm pretty concerned since we have started to get frost overnight and the warmest the days get anymore are around the 50s. A few of my hens have been outcasted from the group and will kinda wander on their own, but I'm afraid they will freeze....especially with this cold rainy weather nonstop!!! They get locked inside at bedtime...but wet chickens overnight are still not good! Some days I will just leave them inside if it rains all day, but I feel like they need some fresh air.....Any ideas? Also I have 2 ducks in quarantine in a horse trailer....(I know its weird but its our only option) and they shiver a lot. I'm assuming they are cold since the weather has been super chilly and rainy, and they are probably more likely to get cold since they are sick.....but I'm not sure....I'm afraid to use heat lamps anymore since a good friend of mine had a huge fire started from one of those and lost 150 birds to it.....Any ideas on what to do?