Rain Rain go away Man my chickens just dont stay dry

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dab045, May 16, 2010.

  1. dab045

    dab045 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will your chickens be alright always in muddy conditions. I mean I do let them get out of their muddy pen inbetween rains to free range in the grass. but man they are in mud most of thetime here lately
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    It was like that here in southeast Georgia last year, not to mention the humidity. It was extra work for me keeping their feeders and water containers clean each day. They drank from the mudpuddles anyway. It finally slacked off and perfect timing for their worming schedule. Now we need rain,we havnt had any decent rain in a couple of months,go figure. Send us some please.
     
  3. dab045

    dab045 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will do sending you rain right now!!!! Tell me if it works. Yes they drink and pick at the mud puddles even thou they have food in a dish and water in a water holder. I have had them for 3 years and just seems extra wet at this time and worried they will be sick
     
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    You might consider worming them IF they start becoming lethargic, slowed or stopped eating or drinking and stopped laying eggs and they're not in moult. If you get a chance, read "threehorses" messages on worming,great info and I follow her directions to the letter. Dont worry too much, your chickens will be ok. LOL I'll let you know when we get your rain, we need about a weeks worth!!!
     

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