All my chicks survived the tornadoes!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LeafLover, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. LeafLover

    LeafLover Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, we had two twisters rip our neighborhood in half about a week ago. A branch from our silver maple, bigger than our truck, crushed our coop. I walked- no RAN- down there to see the damage....and there they where..... Next to the destruction site..... Eating. [​IMG] So thank goodness we didn't loose any. Apparently, they where in the cage/coop when the branch fell and it somehow turned over and crushed w/o harming the crew...

    When they saw me, they turned and casually walked up to me. I grabbed their butts ( some of them where rather heavy!) and put them in a small cage on the porch--which they where not pleased with at all-- and we're now working on getting that branch off their home.

    You'd think they'd learn, but it's been raining and they just walk around in the downpour [​IMG] .

    Anybody had anything like this happen? And how do I get them to get under shelter when it's storming??
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Very lucky - you and the chickens [​IMG]


    Young chickens sometimes need to be shown to go to a dry area when it starts raining (but rain does not always bother them). If raised by a broody, she will teach them - if raised by you or me, I usually teach mine, shooing them under cover and standing with them a bit. I only do it once or twice, then let them figure it out.



    But it normally does not rain here too much.
     
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  3. BeetleChick

    BeetleChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! I'm so glad that they are all safe. There were tornadoes in our area before we had the chicks for a week, I wanted to bring them in the house, but they had to stay inthe garage. I saw the tornado that hit Wilson, nc on my way to work on April 16th, I don't ever want to see one again.

    As far as chickens and the rain, ours are almost 12 weeks old, they figured out that rain means go inside all by themselves. [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickiePieGirl

    ChickiePieGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Glad they are all okay! We had tornadoes come through Western Mass a few weeks ago, and luckily they missed my house by about 1/4 mile.
     
  5. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    I am just so happy that you and all of them are all safe.
     
  6. LeafLover

    LeafLover Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everybody [​IMG]
    Usually al we get here is sprinkles....then they usually go up. I guess it's time to teach them. I mean, they where doing great at staying undercover, then they just decided , I guess, that they where bored?
     

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