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Heat Lamp started fire! Warning!! Learn from my mistake!

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I just have to report this to you all, so you do not make the same mistake as I did! I Just had a new coop built. We have had a huge snowstorm here in VA and in preperation I put the heat lamp that I used all through their lives into the coop. It was the clamp on kind. I did not secure it other than clamping it down. In their old coop I had it attatched via a zip tie. Well they must have knocked it down while I was away for the day...I came back to a massive fire. Of course no survivors, the entire structure burned down to almost nothing. If it wasn't for all the snow I would have lost my house as well. Sad , Sad day. Please don't make the same mistake I did.

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hit Oh my god, we am so sorry, we know what that feels like. hit

Oh man we am truly sorry this happen to you. hugs

Rest in peice babys.


Edited by shay20 - 12/22/09 at 5:55pm
>R.I.P. TO ALL OUR BABYS!!! WE LOVE YOU ALWAYS!!!!!!    http://shay5134.webs.com/       http://s628.photobucket.com/albums/uu5/shay20_2009/
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>R.I.P. TO ALL OUR BABYS!!! WE LOVE YOU ALWAYS!!!!!!    http://shay5134.webs.com/       http://s628.photobucket.com/albums/uu5/shay20_2009/
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I am going out right now and securing mine, thanks for the warning, I am so sorry for your loss.

Urban-outlaw- Farmer on an estrogen high,  egg laying hens, meaties packing it in for freezer camp, 2 cats,2 daughters,1 son, 1 bending husband, .........8 dead coons
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Urban-outlaw- Farmer on an estrogen high,  egg laying hens, meaties packing it in for freezer camp, 2 cats,2 daughters,1 son, 1 bending husband, .........8 dead coons
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Oh My Gosh! I am SO very sorry for your losses! Thank you for warning the rest of us!! Bless your heart, if I had any of those kinds you want I would give them to you! SO SO SORRY!

Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called Sons of God. Matthew 5:9
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If we threw all of our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd quickly grab ours back
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Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called Sons of God. Matthew 5:9
http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/cindiloohoo HERE Earn free stuff with me
I'm a blood bought bible taught born again child of God!
If we threw all of our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd quickly grab ours back
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post #5 of 63

hugs

I Have chickens!!!
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I Have chickens!!!
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post #6 of 63

Lucky it did not hit your house and you and your family were not there.

Same here, if you get settled with an incubator, and when my girls start laying i will send you some eggs, free.

again i am so sorry, we just went through this a few months ago, and we know the feeling of loosing the babys to such a tragidy.
And we got so much support from fellow BYCers, so this will be my chance to pay it forward.
Let me know if you are interested , when my girls start to lay we want you to be the fisrt my list. hugs


Edited by shay20 - 12/22/09 at 5:56pm
>R.I.P. TO ALL OUR BABYS!!! WE LOVE YOU ALWAYS!!!!!!    http://shay5134.webs.com/       http://s628.photobucket.com/albums/uu5/shay20_2009/
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>R.I.P. TO ALL OUR BABYS!!! WE LOVE YOU ALWAYS!!!!!!    http://shay5134.webs.com/       http://s628.photobucket.com/albums/uu5/shay20_2009/
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post #7 of 63

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank goodness it didn't reach your house b/c of the snow.I wish you luck on a successful new start.
hugs

Proud mother of 3 girls and 1 boy (born blind), 2GLW hens, 2SLW hens, 1 RIR hen, 2 BR roos and 1 white/brown roo. My wonderful hubby helps take care of everyone since I became disabled.Soon to have more chicks in the Spring. Chickens are so addictive!!!
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Proud mother of 3 girls and 1 boy (born blind), 2GLW hens, 2SLW hens, 1 RIR hen, 2 BR roos and 1 white/brown roo. My wonderful hubby helps take care of everyone since I became disabled.Soon to have more chicks in the Spring. Chickens are so addictive!!!
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post #8 of 63

I nearly burned my coop down about six years ago because hubby didn't secure it and it fell down when one of the older birds decided to get into the  brooder. Luckily I had survivors but many of them didn't make it. Lost about half of my Faverolle flock.

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post #9 of 63

I am so sorry  hugshugs

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"Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you." ~ Sally/Ranchie - we miss you.
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Fowl adventures happening daily       

"Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you." ~ Sally/Ranchie - we miss you.
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post #10 of 63

Incrediblely sorry you lost so much! Our friend lost his racing pigeon loft the same way! He was there and could still do nothing to save his birds.it was a very fast fire! hu

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