Rain. Lots and lots of rain. (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by pipdzipdnreadytogo, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    It rained today. Oh, did it ever rain! I came out to find my hennies soaked and my chicken yard in a mess.

    The area just outside the gate to the run was pooling with water.

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    The structure that was supposed to keep the feed dry had flooded. (Raven Wyandotte and Flicker Comet were seeking shelter.)

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    My dust bath house had filled with water.

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    The area right outside my coop was something akin to a river.

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    And then there were the girls. I could not believe how wet some of them had gotten!

    Betty looked quite sodden.

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    Merlin was soaked through.

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    She tried to preen herself dry, but it was hopeless at that point.

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    There were many soggy birds at the feed dishes.

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    Frou-frou had some strange, spiky styling going on with her feathers.

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    She was not in the mood for pictures in her condition.

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    Olive was surprised that the others had not been smart enough to get in out of the rain.

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    She Who was possibly the soggiest of all, and yet she was still out in the rain.

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    But at least she looked kind of sparkly out there.

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    It's supposed to get cold tonight, very cold. I didn't think it a wise idea to leave these poor girls soaking wet in the freezing temperatures. So the wettest were dried with a towel and put to roost. Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera on me at that point, for some of those girls were adorable all wrapped up in a towel! :love

    All in all, a pretty lousy day. :/ Oh, well.
     
  2. americana-lover

    americana-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm having the same problem! But now its starting to freeze, but summer is comming soon! Luv the pics btw!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks miserable! I am putting down a lot of sand this spring to help keep some of the mud OUT of the coop!
     
  4. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Loved all the pics! You are very caring with your chickens. [​IMG][​IMG]Drying them with a towel, I love that! My silkie, Izzy (Isabelle is her full name), gets soaked to the bone in the rain and I have to blow-dry her.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Love the look on Olive's face.- it just cracks me up[​IMG]
     
  6. bribre

    bribre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's nothing come out to Vancouver bc Canada. Out here we don't tan we rust :)
     
  7. UrbanChickenSF

    UrbanChickenSF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahaha, that's a great statement. I am from Mobile, AL... Very humid, soggy, rainy place. We always say "We don't drink our water, we breathe it".
     
  8. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    Thank you, everyone, for your comments! :D


    I have 9 bags of sand waiting for the ground to thaw so I can dig out all that muck and put down sand. That area just outside the coop has been swampy/mucky twice already this year, so at least this time around it wasn't sticky/messy because it was frozen mud with water flowing over it. :/




    Olive is surprised you found her so funny.

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    :lau It was just so much, so suddenly, that I was taken aback. Especially when I found the structure meant to keep the feed dry had flooded with water. :th
     
  9. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    :th Double post.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2013
  10. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] Figures the red-head had enough sense to stay out of the weather!

    We are soggy, too. Soaked to the gills.
     

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