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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by aubreynoramarie, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

    May 27, 2010
    Reno, Nevada
    its been pouring for the past two days here, my girls' first rain. i thought theyd go into their coop once it started getting bad out, but they havent. i just went and checked on them and they are soaking wet huddling in the corner. ive tarped off a part of the run for them to stay dry under, but my question is should i towel them off a little? its not freezing out but it aint warm, and they are pretty wet.

    let me know please, and thanks [​IMG]

  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
    If they are full grown, they should be o.k. Usually, the water doesn't actually soak down to their skin. The easiest thing is to put a heat lamp in with them if you're concerned, so they can dry off and warm up.
  3. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Garrison, MN
    I'd give them a little extra TLC if they weren't full grown but if they are, I wouldn't worry about it. Mine go outside all the time in the pouring rain to frolic around until they're looking like drowned rats.. then they go inside to dry off and repeat the process [​IMG]
  4. DawnM

    DawnM In the Brooder

    Aug 21, 2010
    Tacoma, Wa
    I live in Western Washington so it rains a lot. The chickens are always out in the rain. They love it because the worms come up. They do find a dry place when they are resting. The water never bothered them and they dry pretty quickly.
  5. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA

    They'll usually hang out in the barn if it gets windy along with the rain though.

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