Anyone Nervous About New England Nor'easter?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MassChick, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. MassChick

    MassChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm up in Central Ma and we are looking at up to two feet for tomorrow with up to 75 MPH winds....
     
  2. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm located in RI. We've had a couple snowstorms this winter, and I just plug in the heated waterer, add extra bedding to the coop, and put some Vaseline on my hens' combs. They mostly stay inside, and that keeps them warm. Feel free to ask if you have any more questions!
     
  3. MassChick

    MassChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I did put a lot of extra bedding in today. Unfortunately I don't have the heated water though.
     
  4. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh. it was a worthwhiile investment, if you are thinking about one for next year.
     
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  5. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have eggs in the incubator....hopefully we can keep power.
     
  6. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooohhh... wishing you luck
     
  7. song of joy

    song of joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too. I pray we don't lose power.
     
  8. MassChick

    MassChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I will be thinking of you with the eggs! I read about a lady who had a similar situation and lost power and she and her daughter put the eggs against their skin to keep them warm! That's dedication! LOL
     
  9. MassChick

    MassChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I am thinking of going this route next year
     
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  10. ddelancy

    ddelancy Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm here at the Jersey shore and we're expecting 60 mph winds and a foot of snow. I have two-week old chicks in a brooder in the basement, with a heat lamp on them. I am worried about the power too. I am planning to use big Mason jars filled with hot water if the power goes out. Anyone have any other ideas?
     

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