Really bad weather for the last 3 days

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DaveTaunton, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys. The weather here has been nothing but rainy the last 3 days. Tonight it's particularly harsh. I'm wondering whether to keep my girls inside for tomorrow. I always make sure they have plenty of water and food. I know they won't go out in it if they don't want to but I'm not sure how much longer the garden will maintain decent drainage. And don't want them getting really muddy feet and risking bumblefoot or something else. Any thoughts?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    I always give mine the option to go out or stay in as they wish. Mine normally like to go out in the rain. Worms come to the surface.

    Bumblefoot does not come from wet weather. Bumblefoot is caused by a cut or splinter getting infected. They are no more likely to cut their feet or get a splinter in mud than dry ground.

    Do as you will, but I let my chickens be chickens and make that decision for themselves.
     
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  3. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh that's good then! I'll keep the option open for them. It's sunny today so it's ok. Thankyou!
     

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