Not smart enough to get out of the rain!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Presidential, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Presidential

    Presidential Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 7, 2012
    My 21 chicks are 4 & 6 weeks old and living out in the coop. Last night, I left them out in the enclosed run, with the coop door open. They come in/out of the coop easily. Well, while we were at the movies (Hunger Games), it started to rain. The silly chicks were cold, shivering, and soaked by the time we got home! I think they were afraid of the sound on roof.

    Lesson learned... They are still babies!
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2012
  2. BirdyMe

    BirdyMe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lol! Don't feel bad. Some of my 5+ year old chickens still haven't learned to get in out of the rain. ;)
  3. CitySilkies88

    CitySilkies88 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 23, 2012
    NE Ohio
    Lol same goes for my three Silkie hens who are over a year old. It really has to be storming bad for them to take cover.
  4. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2008
    Vancouver, Wa.
    I have a roof on my run. The birds only free range when I am in the yard. This mean they don't have an opportunity to go out in the rain very often. Sometimes in the fall I need to do some work in my garden regardless of the weather. If I let them out to free range on a rainy day most of them just give me a funny look like they are saying "are you crazy?" and stay in the run. Only a couple of them will go out in the rain.
  5. Desirai

    Desirai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 12, 2011
    My chicks are still in the brooder but my neighbor's chickens enjoy the rain.. they will walk around in the mud and stand in puddles of water.

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