So it started raining last night for the first time this season. i have roofs over my Silkie and Showgirl pens. But the Red Star young hens (and my older EE hen Penny) have a large coop house, then a large pen area with just deer netting over top. This is the first time the RS kids have seen or been out in rain. i figured they would get some drops on them then run into the coop. It was getting to be nightfall anyways. Nope. They galavanted like it was a sunny spring day. My husband tried to shoo them into the coop and they wouldn't go. They didn't heed Penny, who was smart enough to come in out of the rain. i finally got worried about them getting too soaked so herded them into the coop and closed them up for the night. But i was a bit worried about them being damp as they went to bed. It didn't get too cold last night, maybe down to 50-55 or so. But it's supposed to rain for almost a week. So, do i keep them in their coop? Or do i let them out and hope they come to their senses and come in before they're soaked to the bone? i know this sounds like silly questions. But i've never encountered this before. We moved from Southern California this past Spring and it hardly rained down there at all, plus all our runs were covered. i would love to know what other folks do with their chickens in inclement weather.