Hen stayed out tonight, it's raining & cold!! Will she be alright?!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mommyofthree, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. mommyofthree

    mommyofthree Songster

    May 18, 2010
    My hens free range part of the day and once in awhile one or two will sleep outside somewhere, then we have to lock them out of the coop for the night to keep the rest of the flock safe. One of my hens stayed out tonight and we couldn't find her. I'm worried because after dark it started raining and it's been cold here at night. Not quite freezing temps, but cold. Since it started raining after dark I'm worried that she might not be somewhere with adequate shelter to keep her dry. If she was getting wet would she try to find shelter or would she stay put because it's so dark out?? The garage is open and a backside of the barn where she could go. I hope she's okay in the morning, the rain wasn't too bad and it let up now. [​IMG]

  2. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Just 2 weeks ago a hen of mine went missing for 4 days and returned...it was cool at night as well and she is just fine. Don't worry, I am sure she is resting peacefully till the morning...
  3. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    She'll probably stay put, but as long as nothing finds her she should be fine. They're tougher then they look and are well able to handle a bit of crummy weather as long as it's not tooo extreme, and what you're describing is well within what they can handle.
  4. calicokat

    calicokat Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    Was she at the door this AM? I sure hope she woke up and came on home!! [​IMG]
  5. mommyofthree

    mommyofthree Songster

    May 18, 2010
    She came home this morning!! [​IMG] When she heard me open the coop and let the other girls out she magically appeared by the gate. I don't know where she stayed all night but she must've been under something because she looked pretty dry and it was raining when I went out.

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