Its raining! Now what?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Panthus, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Panthus

    Panthus Out Of The Brooder

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    Potential silly question here. Its raining quite steady outside and started about 2 minutes after i let the girls out to free range. They are hunkered under a shrub but my question is, should i have let them out when its raining? There are plenty of spots to protect them from the rain ie coop, eves of the house, trees and shrubs but the silly things will get wet if they have to move between them. HAHA okay, even i think this is sounding a little precious but i want to make sure im not going to cause myself any issues.
     
  2. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    They'll be fine. So long as it isn't lightning.
     
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Yes, just let them do what they want to do. Some of mine range out in the rain like it's a sunny afternoon, and others just don't like it. Either way, no one suffers.
     
  4. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine wonder around like its not even happening. As soon as there is thunder they quickly head for the coop.
     
  5. Panthus

    Panthus Out Of The Brooder

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    Too easy! Thanks very much. I had this mental image of me out there with a hair dryer drying their feathers so they didn't catch a chill. [​IMG]

    They have decided the coop is the place to be and seem to be happy enough pecking about inside whilst it rains.

    Keeping chickens just gets easier and easier [​IMG]
     
  6. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and yes let them do what they do. They know when to go up.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Rain is good, the hose is evil. [​IMG] Rain won't hurt them any, they'll find shelter if it's bad enough. I've seen mine soaked, and they still did fine. (in winter too)
     
  8. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Send your rain to Texas!! Then your chickens can play outside in the sunshine and we get the rain!!
     
  9. Panthus

    Panthus Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm afraid i'm going to horde my rain. I'm a lazy gardener so if mother nature wants to do my watering by all means i'm going to let her. We don't get too much round here as it is. Sorry Texas! [​IMG]
     

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