Originally Posted by coop410silkies
My power finally came back on last night around 10 PM. somewhere, just west of me on the way to Carter Lake, the first power line pole blew down and broke; it helped pull down the next one, and the next one, and the next - like dominoes, going faster and faster east until the edge of Berthoud. Yesterday I could see them as the workman were replacing them, all snapped off a foot above the snow, in a long line all the way to town.
Not too much damage here, just a couple of broken limbs on an old upright Juniper that will have to be removed. We had hot water but no heat for two days. The temperature in the house did not get much below 60* and I'm surprised. The two week old chicks seemed completely oblivious to the disappearance of their heat, but I myself got really grouchy (I'm told). Think I'm still in shock. The chickens seem fine, if just a little confined by all the snow.
Hope everyone is recovering/recovered and that your chickens were not harmed. Welcome newcomers and new chicks. It is a good time to be joining Colorado BYC.
@LS: I am glad you don't have your foul fowl to worry about anymore. If, in hindsight, you gather any insight about how/why they developed such a nasty and unnatural habit, I'd be interested in hearing it.
Glad your power came on and you didn't have too bad of damage.
Originally Posted by Latestarter
Wow 410, sorry you were without power for so long. Really glad there was no real damage caused by it. I had power out for a while and it never got much below ~ 60 in here either. Glad you weren't incubating... that would have sucked. I've been fighting a danged cold for ~3 days now. It's moved and become entrenched in my head and chest. I can't sleep cause I start hacking if I lay down. My chest and throat are so sore from coughing... I've started sneezing, which normally means I'm starting to kick it... I sure hope so. Now I'm back off to the recliner to try and doze for a while. I have no idea why those couple of hens got so off kilter. I mean I could understand if the egg got broken or something, but to eat every egg they laid... That was ridiculous! After I identified and removed the offenders, there's been no more problem with it.
Got a cold a couple weeks ago, day one dosed 15,000mg of Vitamin C, felt better the next day. Day 2 dosed 2,000 mg of Vitamin C every 30-40 minutes. Day 3 cold is done now and on it's way out the door.
. If I would have done the 2,000mg every 30-40 the first day I had symptoms, I wouldn't have gotten sick at all.
Originally Posted by megshenhut
The chicks arrived in the morning with only one DOA. The rest of them all look good. Pretty exciting that they are ok.
Yea glad they made it and you only had one DOA. What breeds did you pick?
Not sure why the quotes showed up in this order when Megs was first. Edited by COChix - 3/27/16 at 7:52pm