Silly wet chickens!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by K&H Chicken Farm, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. K&H Chicken Farm

    K&H Chicken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2008
    Redding CA
    I have 2 young (maybe) Speckled Sussex that I bought. They have been in the big pen with the other 4 older hens and roo. They have been fine until today. Its raining cats and dogs and the older ones throw them out into the rain. *sigh* I remembered we had a old dog house in another pen so I went to get it and drag it into the run. (dang this is over 100lbs! I had to use a hand cart and strapping) I put in dry hay, food and water and found a old dog crate door to block them in. It took me one hour to catch those silly things! So now that I am soaking wet and cold the rain has stopped.[​IMG]
  2. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    [​IMG] What we do for our chickens!
  3. ilovemychickies

    ilovemychickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh man! That happens to me all the time. It'll be raining really hard for a long time, and so mom and I decide that we should do something for the chickens. Buf of course, by the time that we are done and back in the house, the rain will be gone. *Sigh* [​IMG]
  4. FLchook

    FLchook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    Orlando, Florida
    Think weve probably all done something along that line for our chooks. Heaven knows I have on several occasions hehe...[​IMG]
  5. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    yeap I am a member of the " wet club " when my chickens were still on the young side we had a sudden down pour and I was worried about them being out there and hetting wet so like a dummy I went out and chased them little buggers into the covered dog run to give them so protection - yea I even tried to lock up the ducks ( the rain was really coming down ) finally got all the chicks locked up - gave up on the ducks - came in the house totally soaked changed my clothes and about 3 minutes later rain stopped sun came out - [​IMG] [​IMG] now that they are older I dont rush out there any more I watch from the window to see if they are alright and if they are I stay inside DRY lol

  6. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *[​IMG] I live in Florida, or as I refer to it-- The Land of Sweat & Drench-- cuz if ya ain't sweating, chances are you're getting drenched (Drought notwithstanding) To finish: Chook has been gifted w/ a variety of small shelters, to use or not--her choice!! I only HAVE to go get her if there's to be lightning or an excess over say 3-4 " of rain. I OFTEN go get her anyway! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2008
  7. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    i lock them all in if there is a chance of rain and fill up all food and water because i cant go out in the rain. i have had a phobia of worms ever since i was a kid. the others would throw worms on me and i would hide behind the teachers and cry! my mom made the mistake once of handing me a cup of worms and i sat in my room running my hands all over my body so i was sure i wasnt covered in worms. :|
  8. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    [​IMG] lol
  9. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2008
    Raymond, Mississippi
    What is the connection of worms to rain? lol! Anyway, we had Mississloppy rain most of the day today, and I spent a large portion in the coop with my four babies. Even Brandy doesn't particularly like being out in the rain. I still leave the coop door open as long as the wind doesn't blow the rain into the coop. The bantams don't really like to leave the coop even on a pretty, dry day and my young Ameraucana pullet is in a separation cage inside the coop so she won't eat adult food and oyster shells. I sit on the banty roost 2 ft. off the floor and talk to my birds, feed them treats, and watch them like a good movie! Sometimes I'm in there and it's raining so hard I wouldn't even consider running through the rain to go back in the house. I hope my birds miss me as much as I miss them when we are apart.

    I can just imagine you doing all that hard work just to have the rain stop when you finish! Too funny and so Murphy's Law.
  10. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *Earthworms come to the surface when it rains hard cuz though they like A LITTLE moisture-- TOO much of it and they DROWN!! Try not to be scared, Stormhorse!! REMEMBER: The poor things aren't after YOU-- They're looking for NOAH'S ARK!! [​IMG] (ps: my bug phobia is the giant roaches they call palmetto bugs down here-- they come out when it rains, too & always seem to me to be flying straight at my head!!! HATE those critters, but they're just trying to get out of the rain too! ~:| )
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2008

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