heavy rain wet chicken should I blowdry?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by GoldenSparrow, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It rained very hard here all day my chickens had shelter, but most of them are very wet. especially my rooster. hes molting so his neck feathers are not that stong.
    I dident really want to blow dry him, hes very mean and bits, but I dont want him to catch a cold or get sick.
    I dryed him off with a towel, but it did not do much.

    I just put the chickens to bed, but should I blow dry the really wet ones?

    can a chicken get sick from being wet?

    thanks
     
  2. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would blow dry them.
    I blow dry my chickens after i bath them.
    They actually like the warmth of the drier.
    I would imagine if you leave them wet they could easily get very cold and depending on where you live, you risk hypothermia.
    If you are in a area that isn't that cold then i wouldn't worry about it, they will just take longer to dry.
     
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  3. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, I blow dryed my rooster. the others were not as wet.

    He did like it. [​IMG]
     

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