In South-east Queensland, we have recently had an unprecendented amount of rain. This rain has been not only large in quantity, but the time over which it has fallen has been significant. It may sound like an exageration, but it sometimes seems like it has been raining non-stop for several weeks. While this has been good in some ways (we are not connected to a town water supply), it has had a negative impact on our chickens.
Surprisingly, their egg production has been maintained, but I have been increasingly concerned about:
So what have I done:
It is my hope that the increased roofed area will provide a relatively dry area (outside the hen-house) that my chickens can shelter in during even the heaviest rain.