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Old 01-07-2012, 09:22 PM
Enola Gay Enola Gay is offline
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Location: California
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Perhaps it depends on the hen, but none of mine seem to get mad when they are wet. They will happily peck around in the rain and seem pretty much unfazed by it. On a related note, I have also heard the myth that chickens will drown if they look up when it's raining (something about their being too stupid to tilt their heads back down before water fills their lungs), but I must have Einstein chickens because my will tilt their head up to get a quick drink, then go right back to pecking around in their scratch. I should add that we have quick draining soil so puddles don't form unless the rain is very heavy. They could of course walk over to their watering hole, but I guess looking up to drink a few drops is easier.