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Madder than a wet hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Doodadman, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Doodadman

    Doodadman In the Brooder

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    It's raining today and my girl are wet. I have never seen them mad. Is this just something they say?
     

  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    lol I've never heard that before
     
  3. so lucky

    so lucky Songster

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    It's an old country saying. I have never seen a mad hen, either. Maybe they just look mad when they are wet.
     
  4. chigger bait

    chigger bait Chirping

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    My grandfather said that to break up a sitting hen they would dunk her in a rain barrel.

    Thus the saying.
     
  5. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Songster

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    My hens LOVE the rain! They stay out in all day much to my disapproval... Most of the time I limit them but I have never seen them mad while wet. Now I have seen them mad when I run out of treats when they have a looonnngggg baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwkkkkkk baawwwwkkk saying in english GIVE US SOME MORE NOW!!!! LOL
     
  6. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Crowing

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    My Diva's HATE the rain. My Jersey Giant BAAWWWKS at me like I'm somehow causing this and can make it stop. They just hunker down under their house and REFUSE to come out.
     
  7. OldChurchEggery1

    OldChurchEggery1 Songster

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    Wait 'til you see them in snow! We had a very snowy winter last year and my flock practically refused to come out even when I'd shoveled the run. One of the hens flew through the human-door into the un-shoveled garden and sunk right in up to her crop. That was one angry hen!
     

  8. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Songster

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    In a downpour they seem to be more irritated than mad. Living in the sticks we often heard this saying when somebodys mom was looking for them with a switch. When moms were really mad they were madder than a wet hornet, although the switch stung whether from a wet hen or hornet.
     
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  9. jomoncon

    jomoncon Songster

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    My girls love the rain - but they hate the water hose! As soon as I pick it up, they all run for the coop.
     
  10. duckinnut

    duckinnut Songster

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    Well I've been 'round a woman scorned and it aint purty![​IMG] So a wet hen would pale in comparison. Rain= another day at the office, Wet by hose unwillingly=most evil thing in their day.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2012

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