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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

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    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

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    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


    Julie
     
  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]
     
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  7. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    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

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    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! ~:| )
     
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