My chicks are singin' in the rain???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kim.home, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. kim.home

    kim.home Out Of The Brooder

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    Newbie here... as I type this my not-so-smart chicks are standing out in the pouring rain. They have a coop to go into, the door is open, but they are out in their outside pen. When it was drizzling earlier I went out and turned on their light and rattled the food container to entice them inside and 4 of 5 of them came in. Now some of them are back out. Are they so dumb they don't know to go inside when it starts to pour? (I live in Florida, so it's nice and warm outside, I don't have to worry about the cold too much) Do I need to do something to intervene? Am I just worrying too much? Thanks for any words of wisdom.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I wouldn't worry at all. It's 29 degrees and sleeting at my house right now. All my chickens are outside. In fact, my rooster has icicles on his tail feathers.
    They seem to know when they've had enough and go back inside.
    Edited for spelling. I've been out of school too long.
     
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  3. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's warm I wouldn't worry about them. I have had to bring mine in before when it starts to snow/sleet...cause they will just sit there on there outside roost all puffed up. Crazy chickens! [​IMG]
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    My chickens dance and play in the rain. They LOVE it. I figure they aren't the first chickens in history to get wet.
     
  5. ddeans

    ddeans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens like to play in the rain too, and the duck tries to run inside... [​IMG]
     
  6. chickorama

    chickorama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Who made up the phrase "mad as a wet hen" ?? My chickens love the rain!!
     
  7. Trollkiller

    Trollkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Maybe the "mad" meant crazy when the phrase was first coined. Crazy as a wet hen.
     
  8. kim.home

    kim.home Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much, I'll stop worrying. You guys are very cool![​IMG]
     

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