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Ready to go outside and now its raining!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jbeanblake, May 15, 2011.

  1. jbeanblake

    jbeanblake Hatching

    May 3, 2011
    Two of my four babies are ready to go outside now. But now mother nature won't cooperate. It is raining now, and looks like it will be either raining or freezing for the next ten days! I am worrying that one will be too big to keep inside much longer! What to do?

  2. kimbymarie

    kimbymarie In the Brooder

    Apr 18, 2011
    Central Massachusetts
    Hi, My chicks are 8 weeks old and been in their coop and roofed run for a week now. It is pouring out here in central Ma. I was worried knowing it was going to rain and it is only in the 50's so I put a large waste paper basket and layed it on it's side, put shavings in it. Just checked on them. They are all in basket. I don't know if they are afraid of rain or what, but they still don't go up ramp into wooded coop on their own yet. I don't know if I should put them away or not. Hope you find your answer.
  3. Rooneytune

    Rooneytune Chirping

    Feb 18, 2011
    I live in WA so if I waited for the rain to stop I would have chickens in my living room FOREVER [​IMG] It is pouring here today (big surprise) My girls pretty much stay under cover when it is rain, until someone sees a worm come out!! Then it is crazy chicken running time!
  4. zeus

    zeus In the Brooder

    Jun 12, 2010
    norfolk county
    mine hated the rain as babies....plus,not sure how old they are-you dont want them getting cold if its going to be freezing rain.whats another few days vs risking getting them ill??..justmy thought..mine are now 11 months and they love the rain-cant get them in!!good luck!
  5. Buff-Island-Australorp

    Buff-Island-Australorp Songster

    Apr 1, 2011
    Bixby, OK
    Quote:Surely they have shelter??? Put them out anyway!!
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I'm in Seattle.

    What Rooneytune said.

    Sounds like you are asking if it is OK to keep them inside. Answer is yes.

  7. jbeanblake

    jbeanblake Hatching

    May 3, 2011
    I moved them from my bathroom, where they were still getting the heatlamp from the other babies. They are now in the pantry area between my garage and house. I figure this way they can accumulate a little easier to the temps, and are still dry.

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