Wet chickens!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by philhyde, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. philhyde

    philhyde In the Brooder

    Feb 22, 2009
    Stormy day but the girls loved it!





  2. Homesteading_Bound

    Homesteading_Bound Songster

    Aug 4, 2008
    Who needs a dust bath when you can have the rain!!!

    Beautiful chickens...great pics!!
  3. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    They are beautiful... I didn't know chickens liked to be wet!! Learn something new every day...Dixie
  4. Mandalina

    Mandalina Songster

    Apr 1, 2009
    [​IMG] so cute!
  5. jrabbit

    jrabbit In the Brooder

    Feb 26, 2009
    We would have mutiny if we tried to lock them up in the rain - seriously. (I'm the wife-owner of those chickens.)

    The 2 in the last 2 photos are our original chickens that we have had since Feb 24. The first time it rained, they were out playing in it. The rain yesterday and today was MUCH longer and harder than anything since then, so we weren't sure what to expect. We got our usual 3 eggs today, too, so obviously, they're happy! Of course, we need to clean the coop out tomorrow - the hay is all soggy.


  6. preppy*hippie*chick

    preppy*hippie*chick Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    Centerburg, Ohio
    I think all birds like moving water. Last year I was spraying my tomatoes with a fine mist and a male Ruby Throated Hummingbird started flying back and forth through the mist. Note to self: Keep camera on my person at ALL times!

    Also birdbaths are lots more attractive to our feathered friends with a drip fountain.

    Those hens look pleased as punch!
  7. Giddyup

    Giddyup Songster

    Oct 22, 2008
    Vancouver Island, BC
    I would guess they like the moving water as it's usually fresher water?
    Love the last photo with the blurry head! Ours usually get a little damp and run for cover, LOL (except the ducks of course)
  8. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    Hmm that would be cool to buy one of those little misters and put it up on top on the run for hot summers for them just turn on at the hottest points in the day, wonder how much they would cost?
  9. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing Premium Member

    hehehe Pic #1 is classic! [​IMG]

  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Oh my gosh, that first pic is sooooo funny! [​IMG] Don't they look like drowned rats after they have run around in the rain? From puffy to, well, drowned rat!

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