Happier than a wet hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hoping4better, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. hoping4better

    hoping4better Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went out to check on my hens, since it's been raining all day long. They all were out in the field soaking and dripping wet hunting, pecking, scratching, and all. They seemed real happy.

    Do yours do this too?
     
  2. wildcat chix

    wildcat chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours will stay out all day in the rain. Maybe worm hunting?
     
  3. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing to worry about. Perfectly normal.[​IMG]
     
  4. tiffanya

    tiffanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine did the same thing today. I got home and they looked like they had been swimming! Never seen them so drenched!
     
  5. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine seem to care more about wind than rain [​IMG] as long as they're not babies, they're fine.
     
  6. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    My seven week old black australorps seem to like the rain better than sunny weather. They stay out all day in the pouring rain and when it is sunny and warm they are in the coop sleeping.
     
  7. hoping4better

    hoping4better Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine like the weather like I do. If it's over 70 I'm uncomfortable. If it's over 80 I just want to sleep. My chickens are the same way ...
     
  8. alhanse77

    alhanse77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love the rain, too. It brings out all of the yummy worms! [​IMG]
     
  9. backyardmenagerie

    backyardmenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Huh, I must have the only wimpy chickens. It rained here off and on all day, and I found chickens scattered around in the coop, barn, and horse stalls, not doing much. Not a single one wanted to go outside the shelter.
    [​IMG]
    Then again, my chickens also take afternoon naps. They really are the laziest chickens I've ever met...
     
  10. Miss_Redhead

    Miss_Redhead Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought my girls were crazy because they would stand around in the rain and sit on their perch in the rain instead of going inside of their nice dry coop (and it's been too cold for earthworms to make an appearance yet) [​IMG]
     

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