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 Monkey Business Premium Member

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    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!
    CT
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    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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