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  1. Arbutus Peregrine

    Wildfires and smoke — hazardous air quality — Herbs for respiratory health?

    We are experiencing the worst air quality in the world today here in Portland, Oregon due to wildfires ... not something to brag about. My chickens are hanging in there and I’ve given them loads of extra trreats...but I’m wondering if there’s more I can do? Thinking about soaking herbs for...
  2. April and Andy

    Wildfires and my Ducks

    Hi All, So- in my state there are a few pretty harsh wildfires going on. Not near enough to me that we are in imminent danger or needing to evacuate, but the smoke is terrible. The smoke is supposed to last today, through the night, and fade tomorrow. Usually, throughout the day my ducks would...
  3. Fireproofing the coop

    Fireproofing the coop

    Fire is a devastating and destructive force. When it hits a house with animals inside, it can lead to terrible tragedies. As the animals' owner, it's up to you to make sure their home and environment are as safe as possible. There are two ways to look at fire safety: Prevention and damage...
  4. flutemomc

    FYI for those in recent fire burn areas!!

    Hi everyone, We live in Santa Barbara County just below the Thomas Fire burn scar. We got tons of smoke and ash during the fire (we did evacuate including the chickens to another area) but our chickens seemed to be fine afterward with no respiratory problems. Unfortunately, over the past...
  5. lipazron

    Hens after Major Fire: Need Good Advice

    We are recovering from the devastating fire in the Malibu area of Southern California. All of our animals, including the hens, are doing fairly well. Since the hens free range in an environment of burn, ash, possible toxins, does anyone know for sure if it is safe to eat the eggs after a certain...
  6. Hermit

    Camp Fire smoke & ash - Chickens’ nares bloody/runny?

    I’ve got one chicken with blood traces on both sides, and so far I’ve been thoroughly wet-sneezed all over by another. We aren’t far from the Camp Fire, but we are far enough to be out of danger. I’ve been out every day in makeshift smoke & particulate gear to clean cages and refresh everyone’s...
  7. 9SpiceyChickens

    California Camp Fire Spreading!!!!

    Hi!!! As you can see, I live In the Coop(A.k.a. Chico), Northern Ca. And well, there's a fire here! AHHH!!! I'm afraid of the ash for my chickens. I found this article for more info. It's the Camp Fire. Anyone else dealing with this? Anyone live in Paradise? 'Cause I know they were evacuated...
  8. Doug in Colorado

    Heat Lamp Fire

    Please forgive me for bring this up again. We are all aware that the heat lamps are a fire hazard, however this needs to be reenforced. About 2 weeks ago a home here in Colorado Springs was burned and now uninhabitable. I drive past this house every day coming home from work. Yesterday, the...
  9. AshleyNicole06

    New Ducklings...

    I am planning on getting some ducklings very SOON! I've been told that "its too cold" lol... But its because we are scared to use heat lamps because of all the fires around here. Is there an alternative?
  10. djhowe69

    So we rescued a flock of silkies tonight...

    My daughter’s friend from school had a rather tragic incident with her coop. The heat lamp tipped over into the straw bedding and started a huge fire. When her uncle got to the house it was a huge blaze. He opened the door expected to see nothing but a St. Hubert from hell (that’s a joke for...
  11. The Great Eel Man

    My coop burned down

    Yeah, I am so thankful that all my chickens were okay, but the structure that we worked really hard on was just a pile of flaming rubble :(. We had to desperately shovel snow onto it to put it out, but it was just sad to see everything we had built in a small pile on the ground. As for advice on...
  12. Sunshine Flock

    Recent example of why you shouldn't use heat lamps in the chicken coop

    I thought I read somewhere that you can't post direct links to social media, but I'm not seeing it in the terms and conditions. Please let me know if this isn't allowed. This photo is heartbreaking. She lost her flock of eight chickens to a heat lamp fire that destroyed everything. I'm guessing...
  13. KDOGG331

    Dogs stay with sheep in wildfire

    Saw this on FB and figured I would share it here too. I thought it was a sweet story but also a great example of true working dogs and clearly these are GOOD dogs. Won't leave their charges for anything. And I was amazed the one is 12 years old!!! I bet those dogs have some stories to tell...
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