I thought I was raising chickens, not ducks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SusanD, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. SusanD

    SusanD Chillin' With My Peeps

    I noticed during a downpour this weekend, that my chickens seemed a little bit rain naive (they didn't go in to their lean to right away like I thought they would, or stay there like I thought they would). Do I need to worry about them getting chilled during a cold rain (like I anticipate us having in December), or can I trust them to take cover before they get really miserable. Is there a way to teach them to take cover?
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Just let them be - mine do the same, even during the heaviest downpours - they end up looking like drowned rats, but hey, its their decision i guess!
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Rain can bring out lots of bugs, mine are always out very busy either in the rain or shortly after.
    A few seem to tolerate getting much wetter than others, but I don't try to make them take shelter.
    They have shelter if they want it.
  4. SusanD

    SusanD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks. I think I will concentrate my rain efforts to making sure their leanto is truly dry and that our drainage is working. The next few months should definitely be interesting.

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