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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by prettychicky, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. prettychicky

    prettychicky Just Hatched

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    I am a new member and very excited to join because I have been using this forum as a reference for almost a year. I finally joined because I do have a question. We're having some rain right now in north Cali and my two grown chickens love to go in the rain. Will they get sick though? I make sure to put them in their coop before night and there is currently a heating lamp in the coop for the lil chicks and ducks(who are separated). I know they get dry, I'm just wondering if they can still get sick? I read threads about chickens and rain and only one person said they'll get sick and a majority of ppl say just goofy chickens. Sorry for the long post, hope to hear a for sure answer soon! Thank you!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  3. ninjawesome

    ninjawesome Currently being awesome Premium Member

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    [​IMG]Hi there and [​IMG]! We're happy you could join us[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    As long as they can come and go freely from coop to run, they will be okay. The ones that hate rain won't go out. The ones that don't care will. Rain brings up worms and other goodies ([​IMG]) that they love.
     
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  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under prettychicky [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some great advice, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
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  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, prettychicky, and :welcome! Happy you joined our flock! I have some of my chickens that seem to really enjoy the rain, some that tolerate it, and a couple that seem terrified of it! :confused: Who can decipher the mind of a chicken?? :confused:. Best wishes to you and your soggy flock! :weee
     
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