will chickens go into their coop if it starts raining on them?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by vinniepoch, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. vinniepoch

    vinniepoch Out Of The Brooder

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    are chickens smart enough to get out of the rain?
     
  2. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are not!! [​IMG]
    They seem to like it actually as long as it is not cold. I think of it as a free bath!! [​IMG]
     
  3. danielbrown

    danielbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    smart enough yes.
    They will stay out in it unless it rains really hard, then they go inside.
     
  4. silentrunning

    silentrunning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine NEVER go into the coop when it starts to rain. They usually head for my truck and sit under it until it stops. Mine won't go near their coop until dark.

    Doug
     
  5. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    Quote:Same here, mine usually look for a tree or a bush to hide under but they don't usually go back to the coop during the day.
     
  6. jprice2ndlt

    jprice2ndlt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are good about going back in the coop.
     
  7. Cajunsamoan

    Cajunsamoan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say it's about half and half with mine. Some seem to enjoy the rain while some will go into the coop or the barn. I guess it just depends.
     
  8. TxCritter

    TxCritter Out Of The Brooder

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    Ours seem to love the rain.When out in the rain they look miserable but actually enjoy it.So much for the old saying "Mad as a wet hen"!
     
  9. chiknwhisperer

    chiknwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine hardly ever go in when its raining. It takes a lot before they have had enough.
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] My birds seem to enjoy the rain. They do go in if it's pouring out.
     

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