the rain

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jkraiderfan, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. jkraiderfan

    jkraiderfan Out Of The Brooder

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    is it ok for my chickens to get all wet and soggy in the rain? its not cold here in northern california just rainy.
     
  2. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    My chickens love the rain for a bit then duck for cover, the silkies dont realise they are soaked because of their thick coats. As long as your chickens have a spot to run for cover when theyve had enough it should be ok!!
     
  3. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I pretty much let mine decide. They have free access to the coop (cover) and the outdoors. when it is pouring out, most of them run for cover inside the coop but some (not so smart) stay out in the pouring rain doing thier business!!!
    Some just don't seem to care- (kind of like my kids) -LOL
    As long as it's not freezing cold and terribly windy (and cold) I let them get wet if they want. (The chickens that is) [​IMG]
     
  4. jkraiderfan

    jkraiderfan Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you. they have plenty of cover I just know they can catch a cold i'm just not sure how I guess the cold and wind.
     
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    We used a tarp so that half of our run is covered and protected from the rain/snow.
    Works great!

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    Dawn
     

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