Too much rain

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chicken Judy, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. Chicken Judy

    Chicken Judy Out Of The Brooder

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    Here in GA we have had days of really heavy rains. Now my chicken run is sopping wet. I'm afraid that if it doesn't dry out soon it will damage their feet. Anyone out there got any advise. I put up saw horses with a 2x4 across it so maybe they can roost up there during the day. Anything else I can do. I did move their food into the coop (its small) so maybe they can eat dry food.
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    I had this problem this summer. What I did was put a piece of either wood or concrete on the ground so they had something to stand on.

    Good that you put the food in the coop. The mud won't damage the bird's feet.
     
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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. Chicken Judy

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    Just learning how to use this site but oh so happy I found it. I can tell its will be a great help. Merry Christmas.
     
  7. Chicken Judy

    Chicken Judy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the help. I'll see if I can round something up. I'm still learning how to use the site. One my girls got locked out of the auto door last night during all this rain. She managed to find the only semi dry spot in the run. So glad it was not cold to go with the rain. Hope you have a Merry Christmas.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Be sure the chicken feed doesn't get wet. Wet = mold, and moldy food can kill chickens.
     
  9. Chicken Judy

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    Thanks for the info. I dumped it all out this am.
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC and Happy Holidays! Perches etc so they can get off the ground help, if you can get some wood skids those are usually pretty handy for making a nice sized dryer spot of them to stand on.
     

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