Not being sure if this section is about "chicken behaviors" AND "egg laying" or if it's about "chicken behaviors while egg laying," I'm taking a chance and posting here So, for the first time since my chickens have matured, I think, we are getting some serious rain. We have been in a terrible drought since they were chicks (any my heart goes out to the people in the mid-west who are suffering so badly from floods). Anyhow, it's raining cats and dogs and most of my chickens (about 5 layers and all 4 pullets) are just standing there in the rain sopping wet. What's up with that? Chickens hate water. Are chickens just that, how shall I say it politely, dumb? Don't get me wrong, I love the chicks. I was just surprised by their behavior. Maybe they're just digging it. Who knows?