What do your chickens do in the rain?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by andythescot, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. andythescot

    andythescot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just out of curiosity, what do your chickens do in the rain?

    Mine don't mind the rain, but once its done raining and the grass is all wet, they all pile onto the rocks. [​IMG]
     
  2. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    Stand out in it and look all forlorn, then splatter mud on me when I come to check for eggs.
     
  3. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours have tons of trees to hang out under, they stay fairly dry.

    Of course they could always go back INSIDE the chicken coop, but then they might miss a bug or worm.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2010
  4. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    My neighbours chickens head for the trees or garage and stay quiet dry.
    (I'm afraid I can't speak out of my own experience due to the fact that I currently don't have any chickens. [​IMG])
     
  5. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine really don't mind the rain- but if it is windy, they head in. We built a "sun room" out of old windows, with a metal roof. That gives them fresh air without being out in the elements. Great for wind and snow.
     
  6. LilChickCoop

    LilChickCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours hang out in the rain- they don't seem to mind it... they, too could go in, but why do that?
     
  7. Aria

    Aria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With a light sprinkle...they do the same as a sunny day. Heavy rain....under an evergreen
    bush (we have two in the Chicken Fenced Yard). Real heavy rain...head into the coop.
    Go in and out to check if it has stopped. They are smart.
     
  8. xyresicchick

    xyresicchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine pile up in their coop til the rain is passed and then they run around like maniacs!
     
  9. MammaMoose

    MammaMoose Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine look mad and confused and wonder where the sun went. Then when the rain is gone, they dig up my backyard and make huge muddy holes.
     
  10. ZombieChickens

    ZombieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine stay outside all day everyday. Rain, (including that from a hurricane), gale-force winds....can't wait to see how the goofballs act in the snow!
     

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