First rain/hail storm just hit us. Chicks (5 wks old) were outside in their run, but don't have access to the coop yet as we are in the final stages of finishing it. At first it was a gentle rain with thunder, and there is a huge tarp covering about 2/3 of the run. They had a box to hide in with a towel too, plus their food and water. Well, they did great and went about their business... until the hail hit. It was really loud on the tarp and I think that is what scared them so much, but they hauled a** to the gate chirping their little heads off- standing in the rain/hail getting soaked. So I ran out there and put them one by one in the box under the tarp to comfort them, but finally ended up bringing them in. The temps have dropped a bit and they just looked miserable. I'm sure the neighbors had a good laugh at me comforting my babies and running around like "a chicken with it's head cut off". Coop needs to be finished this weekend for sure. Could have been way more comfortable for them and easier for me. Not to mention I could have avoided slippers with mud and chicken poo on them. Do any of you baby your chicks a little too much??