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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Doodadman, Jan 22, 2012.
It's raining today and my girl are wet. I have never seen them mad. Is this just something they say?
lol I've never heard that before
It's an old country saying. I have never seen a mad hen, either. Maybe they just look mad when they are wet.
My grandfather said that to break up a sitting hen they would dunk her in a rain barrel.
Thus the saying.
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
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.
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!
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.
My girls love the rain - but they hate the water hose! As soon as I pick it up, they all run for the coop.
Well I've been 'round a woman scorned and it aint purty! So a wet hen would pale in comparison. Rain= another day at the office, Wet by hose unwillingly=most evil thing in their day.