Silkies wont come in out of the rain

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dean & Michelle, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Dean & Michelle

    Dean & Michelle Hatching

    Aug 6, 2010
    I have 3 silkies, 2 roo's and 1 hen. They have an enclosed pen attached to the coop, but seem to like to sleep out in the rain. Regardless of how hard it rains, they cuddle up in the corner and sleep away the night. Should I worry ?, any health concerns ?, the night time tempature in northern Vt this time of year is in the 50s to 60s. They seem to be ok in the morning, just a little soggy.

  2. welasharon

    welasharon Songster

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    Can you pi;ck them up and put them in the coop till they get the idea?
  3. nivtup

    nivtup Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    You should put them in at night.
  4. Bat Cave Silkies

    Bat Cave Silkies Songster

    Feb 11, 2010
    Bat Cave, NC
    Even if I have to spend an hour, picking up every bird, all my Silkies get locked up at night.....too many bad things can happen to them outside. Even though I provide ample covered areas, during the day, the birds stay out in the rain. I don't know if it feels good to them, or if they just like to see their mom (me) upset that they look so bad.

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