New Member from Idaho

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dozen, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. dozen

    dozen New Egg

    Mar 7, 2017
    Thinking about making a chicken tractor. My yard waters daily by auto sprinklers, if I put a full roof on mine and a coop do You think the chickens would be alright for 30 minutes of a little shower everyday . I guess it's like living in a rainy area. I'm sure this question has been asked numerous times, I will do a little research . Thanks for the group info
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2017
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, dozen, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Not sure on your question...I've had birds that seem to not mind the rain and others act like the sky is falling. Might be a concern when it is cool or cold if they get wet. You might post in this link and see what the folks that patrol that thread have to say on the matter. And if you'd like to chat with "local" poultry folk - visit the ID thread in this link:
    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
  3. N F C

    N F C just 1 more cup pls Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I'm not sure if that will work or not but redsoxs has given you some good links to look for an answer.

    Good luck and thanks for joining us!
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] I've seen how much water auto sprinklers put out and the grass gets very wet. I would think chickens wouldn't have a chance to dry out in a tractor.
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under dozen [​IMG] Welcome!

    redsoxs has given you some great starting points.

    I agree with everyone else in that damp chickens, especially at bed time is not ideal. However, if they are not getting wet and it is during the day a 30 minutes shower is nothing. Living subtropical we have torrential rain and with the covered run, have never had a girl go to roost wet or damp. As Drumstick Diva has mentioned, it would probably depend on the strength of the sprinklers and the direction they are pointing.

    If you are going to have the coop section of the tractor raised, could you water at night when they are sleeping and covered?

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  6. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 6, 2015
    WV boy here!
    Welcome to BYC! Great to have ya here!
    I assume it would be about the same as if it rained and my chickens don't mind the rain at all! Of course, if they're young and/or sick you don't want to let them get too wet but a nice healthy hen should be able to handle it IMHO.

    Make it a great day!

  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Howdy, howdy, and welcome to Backyard chickens! I am so glad you were able to join us, and I hope you will make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow


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