I would like to share with everyone the do and do not's of putting chickens to bed in the rain!!! #1 Do not think they will go to bed 1 hour early, just because you need to go somewhere. #2 Do make sure you have cleaned the ground around the coop that day! #3 Do not ware shoes without a 2" tread! #4 Do make sure someone has a video camera if you attempt to bypass numbers 1, 2 and 3! Trust me ... the girls will and do laugh at you!