4th of July

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Egghead Jr, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Egghead Jr

    Egghead Jr In the Brooder

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    OK...so i know that loud booms can cause chickens to stop laying eggs...but should i be worried about anything else...i don't want to wake up the next morning with chickens dead from cardiac arrest lol...thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. We live on an acreage and our property is surrounded by a deep ravine and creek with woods on three of the four sides. Our neighbors who live up on a ridge North of us, have an adult son that is a complete and total moron that lives in Omaha. Last year, he brought out his fireworks and buddies to the "farm" to set off fireworks - oh, goody.

    He pointed all of the fireworks in our direction. Thankfully, I had just moved the ponies from the pasture to their barn not five minutes before the hellfire started to rain down on our pasture and property. It was like a fire storm. I felt like I was living in a war zone. The entire night sky was lit up for a good 25-30minutes. Had I not put the ponies away - they would have certainly gone through the wire fencing.

    My dogs were not as lucky. I have a lab mix that was so scared he disappeared for three days. It was a nightmare. I did call the neighbors that evening and let them know what their fireworks display caused. I asked them to point them towards their own property and away from mine. If the same thing happens this year - I'll be more prepared...and I'll also be driving over to deliver my message in person. They'll also be cleaning up the mess that the stupid things left behind - paper, cardboard and all kinds of little crappy things to pick up.

    My chickens and geese were put up for the night they were not affected at all and I didn't notice any change in my hen's laying patterns. Hopefully yours won't be affected either.


    Good Luck...wishing you and your animals a safe 4th.
     
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  3. trunkman

    trunkman Songster

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    Welcome to BYC egghead Jr. The hens may stop laying because of the trauma, but in the long run they should be fine. Just keep asking questions on here and you will learn all you need to know about chickens, this is the best place to learn anything you need to know about raising them. [​IMG]
     
  4. Egghead Jr

    Egghead Jr In the Brooder

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    [email protected] acres farm :

    We live on an acreage and our property is surrounded by a deep ravine and creek with woods on three of the four sides. Our neighbors who live up on a ridge North of us, have an adult son that is a complete and total moron that lives in Omaha. Last year, he brought out his fireworks and buddies to the "farm" to set off fireworks - oh, goody.

    He pointed all of the fireworks in our direction. Thankfully, I had just moved the ponies from the pasture to their barn not five minutes before the hellfire started to rain down on our pasture and property. It was like a fire storm. I felt like I was living in a war zone. The entire night sky was lit up for a good 25-30minutes. Had I not put the ponies away - they would have certainly gone through the wire fencing.

    My dogs were not as lucky. I have a lab mix that was so scared he disappeared for three days. It was a nightmare. I did call the neighbors that evening and let them know what their fireworks display caused. I asked them to point them towards their own property and away from mine. If the same thing happens this year - I'll be more prepared...and I'll also be driving over to deliver my message in person. They'll also be cleaning up the mess that the stupid things left behind - paper, cardboard and all kinds of little crappy things to pick up.

    My chickens and geese were put up for the night they were not affected at all and I didn't notice any change in my hen's laying patterns. Hopefully yours won't be affected either.


    Good Luck...wishing you and your animals a safe 4th.

    thanks...we go all out with fireworks and guns till about 4 in the morning and clean up is the least fun part [​IMG]...but we will be about 100 yards from the chickens so i was just wondering...and if i lived near you id help you out with your neighbor problem...that's our specialty lol...we don't put up with jerks like that...but thanks again​
     
  5. Egghead Jr

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    Quote:thanks...i really like this forum already...the people are friendly and no one puts up with trolls [​IMG]
     
  6. Egghead Jr. - The neighbor's fireworks display just ended. Totally different story than last year. The fireworks were pointed in the opposite direction from our farm and there will be no clean up needed. The horses and our heifer calf were not terribly happy but they stayed in the pasture near me and their barn. I stayed out with them the entire time. The chickens and geese were all tucked away safe and sound and I'm sure they are fine.

    Hope you enjoy your 4th and that things go fine for you as well.

    Welcome & Enjoy your time on BYC - it's a great place and you'll meet all kinds of fun and supportive people.
     

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