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Wet hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jrudolph305, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. jrudolph305

    jrudolph305 Songster

    Dec 1, 2009
    Meadows of Dan, Va
    I had always heard the phrase "Madder than a wet hen". Now that we have 5 hens we were surprised to see them standing outside in a very heavy rainstorm on more than one occasion. They have access to their coop or a sheltered area but they stayed out in the weather. Normal behavior or not????
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Perfectly normal. [​IMG]
  3. homeinspectorman

    homeinspectorman In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2010
    SE Oklahoma, Durant
    My girls will stay out in the rain, but totally freak out when they encounter an impact sprinkler. Yester day they wandered into the path of the sprinkler about 10 minutes after a small shower and you would have thought someone was chasing them with a chain saw:rolleyes:

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