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Poll: Do your chickens like the rain?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Willow's Meadow, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Songster

    Apr 16, 2010
    My chickens love it! Do yours? Just wondering!!!!

  2. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    they stand it lol so i guess mine do to
  3. 1-duckling

    1-duckling Songster

    Sep 1, 2009
    They tolerate the rain enough to sprint from their house to the barn if I'm offering treats. The polish look so dorky when they get wet. It's like a wet mop flopped on their heads.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2010
  4. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Songster

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    Mine free range and I have noticed they come home when it rains. They will go hang out in their covered run till it quits, or in my garage, or under the truck...so I guess the answer is no, they don't.
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Depends on the breed. All my gals and boys free range, and it rains a LOT out here, but there are some breeds, like Wyandottes and Araucanas, who don'y mind it one bit. Others, like Ameraucanas and Marans, seem to keep inside.
  6. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    Nope they stay under our deck the hate rain!
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    They don't mind it, but I can't say they like it. Same goes for snow and ice. If it's daytime my chickens are out.

  8. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    mine are silkies and there always out in the rain [​IMG]
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:Same with the slikies! My son says they look as though they have liberty spikes!! [​IMG]
  10. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

    Mar 22, 2010
    Sacramento CA
    I am curious how my girls will do! The last time it rained here they were too young to be out in it, but now they are all outside. Rain season is approaching! I wonder how they will do..

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