Rain and chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by daximus, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. daximus

    daximus New Egg

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    Hi, I'm a chicken noobie, just need to know something.

    We have brahma chickens, a little over a month old. They are in a run that is covered, and a coop that's not finished. Rain is starting to fall and they are likely going to get a little wet if the rain blows sideways. They are fully feathered, near as I can tell, so if the temp doesn't drop below, say 60-65F will they generally be ok? They have a couple of places to 'roost' about 6 inches off the ground, but they don't always use it. I know to keep their food dry, but will they die overnight, I'm getting conflicting information. Any insight would be fantastic. Thanks

    daximus
     
  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd error on the side of safety and put up a tarp and keep them dry.
     
  3. daximus

    daximus New Egg

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    Thanks for the reply!
    I ended up just bringing them in, then today I sprinkled white pine shavings in the run to soak up the leftover water, which was very little then put them back out. I also cleaned out and dried their feeder in case of bacteria setting in overnight.
     

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