Wet hens... is it okay?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kimmybow, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. kimmybow

    kimmybow Out Of The Brooder

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    It's really rainy here. Their coop is pretty water tight. They have all day access to their run - is it okay that they are getting wet? Like, how wet is too wet? Will they freeze at night if it gets cold? They are probably okay, but just checking...

    Thanks!
     
  2. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    St Pauls, NC
    They have an oil gland just above their tail they use to get oil on their feathers.. When they shake off, the excess water will be removed... They will be fine... They've lived for thousands of year (in the rain, snow, wind, etc) without anyone drying them off with a towel... lol

    Goddess [​IMG]
     
  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:Where is here? The rain is drier in some places than others. We just get the dry rain here in NY. But our snow is wetter than Alaska.

    Seriously I wouldn't let them get too wet before bed time but if it's dry in the coop and they have a chance to shake off excess water they should be fine.

    I wish you the best,

    Rancher

    sorry for the joke, well not really, just hope you are ok. [​IMG]
     
  4. kimmybow

    kimmybow Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Just checking in - figured they were okay, I worry sometimes [​IMG]

    I am from Mass - I think we get the same rain you do in NY [​IMG]
     
  5. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    St Pauls, NC
    Quote:Hmmm..... As far as I know, rain is wet... Rain that is dry is considered a sunny day....

    Goddess [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:What I like to do is to offer range shelters. They don't like to stand around inside the coop on rainy days, and so if you give them an inventive place to stand outside, they will use it sometimes.

    Examples are as follows:

    tarps
    pallets off the ground with concrete blocks under
    log piles off the ground with room to crouch under
    a pallet leaning against a building.

    We get a lot of rain here. I don't like them to be wet all day when it is cold.
     

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