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My Hens Like Rain?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jan336, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Jan336

    Jan336 Songster

    Is it normal or safe for my hens to not be bothered by roaming in the outdoor contained part of their coop while it is raining? [​IMG]
     

  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It's fine. Mine like to be outside in the rain. They will look like a wet cat - pathetic. But water from the hose is a horrible creature that's going to eat them.
     
  3. kchopper

    kchopper In the Brooder

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    Doesn't bother mine at all. In fact they were out in light hail today.
     
  4. Beckyinma

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  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Isn't that the truth. [​IMG]
    Squirt guns also make horrible monsters.

    Imp- Here on the wet side of Washington staying out the rain means never leaving the house.
     
  6. Jan336

    Jan336 Songster

    So I do not need to worry about them getting sick or something? LOL [​IMG]
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Isn't that the truth. [​IMG]
    Squirt guns also make horrible monsters.

    Imp- Here on the wet side of Washington staying out the rain means never leaving the house.

    There's a dry side of Washington? [​IMG]
     

  8. 3chimama

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    Mine always go out in the rain....
     
  9. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Songster

    It rains so seldom here that my chickens don't know what rain is. They wander around looking up thinking "What IS that?!?!?" [​IMG]
     
  10. Patoot

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    Quote:LOL! Mine do that too. It's only rained 3 times since I got them in August, but they don't mind being out in it. Yet, when the sprinklers go on, they run for the hills! [​IMG]

    Bree
     

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