The chickens don’t want to get wet so when it starts to rain instead of going back to the coop they come up to the house and hang out on the porch under a roof.
Likewise, I’m not a big fan of getting wet, so today I made up rain rules which indicate it’s okay to feed them right in front of the door instead of forcing them into the rain to eat moist food. They don’t like that and most likely the other animals we don’t want to encourage, will happily take the leftovers.
This is the lunch crowd and there are still weak hens in the chicken coop that I will have to bring a special plate to a little later but for now, lunch feeding took only a few seconds.
As a secondary addition to this story, I experienced the leaky roof for the first time. It’s scared the shit out of me while I was just standing ready to feed the animals and a drip of water hit me I would have nowhere. Nowhere being, the roof. A place where one would not normally expect a drop of water to appear from.