Keeping chickens dry
My chickens and rooster don't have enough sense to come in out of the rain! It's far too cold here at night and on intermittent days for them to be wet. It was pouring rain yesterday and a few of them with the rooster were standing out in it. Half of them were soaking wet at bedtime so I turned on the heat lamp for them. It's just above freezing and raining a lot right now. Dipping into below freezing temps at night. Is this normal for chickens?
I had hoped that I could trust them to come into the coop in the rain so I could just open their coop pen door in the morning before work and leave it open all day, now that spring is almost here.