No one told our silkies....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MyPerfectChicken, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. MyPerfectChicken

    MyPerfectChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ....chickens DO NOT like rain!!!!

    If we leave the coop open when it rains we can expect to find some rather wet silkies.. is this normal?? Or are our chickens just plain wierd?! [​IMG]
     
  2. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens like rain too, unless it's a downpour. Just give them the option to get out of the rain if they want to and don't worry about it. Some chickens are strange. [​IMG]
     
  3. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    My feeling is that because silkies have so much fur/silk feathers that they dont feel the rain, and if they have a big powder puff on their head then they have a rain hat too!
    I always put mine in under cover to avoid chills, as im sure they dont know its wet until they are soaked and sad!
     
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Our silkie always ends us soaked and looking like a wet cat.
    I think it is because the feathers are fuzzy and don't shed water like regualr chickens. The rain water just soaks in and mats them down.
    The first time I saw that, I was amazed at how tiny her little body was without all that fluff.
     

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