Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ed62, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Ed62

    Ed62 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our Speckled Sussex birds want to be out even if it's raining fairly hard. With the temps in the low 50s today, I'm wondering if it's a good idea to leave them out. Does the temperature outside have a bearing on whether or not they should be allowed to be dancing and singing in the rain? Just don't want them getting sick.

  2. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Southern New Jersey
    I let them make the choice. They all like to be out in it regardless of temp. When they've had enough they go under the Laurel and preen for a while then come back out.Some go to the coop but still they come back out. They will not stand out in a real deluge though.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Unless they are very young chicks, I let them decide.
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 12, 2009
    Their very dumb when it is raining, They stick their heads under bushes with their bodys stuck out even if there is room under it. Don't try to chase them in that always ends bad, for you that is.
  5. Ed62

    Ed62 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you for the posts. I've been struggling with that one. Now I don't have to.
    Quote:Too late. Been there, done that. [​IMG]


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