Too dumb to come in out of the rain??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by I have WHAT in my yard?, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    It's been really dry here this past month and it wasn't until today that I realized that our 8 week old chicks have never seen rain! [​IMG]

    So it started to rain and I watched to see what they would do. They hid in the forsythia, which offered lots of protection, but they wouldn't come anywhere near the coop!

    Are they too dumb to come in out of the rain ----- or am I too stupid to see that they did?

    What if they get wet?

    Call me worried Mom

    The big chickens didn't go anywhere either........
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Our flock 6 weeks up to 2+ years also hides under the forsythia and other bushes when it rains.

    If it starts to rains too hard, they head for the barn, the covered front porch or under a car.

    I think they should be okay. I usually chase them indoors if there is lightening.
  3. scooter147

    scooter147 Songster

    Jul 30, 2008
    I have chickens that go in the coop, chickens that forage in the rain and chickens that retreat under bushes (when free ranging).

    As long as it is not cold I would not worry about them getting wet.

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