BYC members in Massachusetts?

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by masschix, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. suzannaski

    suzannaski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just had lots of thunderboomers, heavy rain and even some jellybean sized hail. Going out now to check for damage to the tomatoes.
     
  2. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    Quote:Wow.. We didn't get any rain, or hail, but thunder.. load thunder.
    Mitch
     
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  3. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    [​IMG] How is everyone?? Hope that storm doesn't hit us, but it looks like it will.
    Mitch
     
  4. scavanagh

    scavanagh Out Of The Brooder

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    All is good here! My chickens just seem to keep multiplying...man are they addicting ;-). I am actually looking forward to a good storm:D.
     
  5. suzannaski

    suzannaski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The clouds are going the wrong direction!
    I could faintly smell the ocean this morning; call me superstitious, but that usually means we're getting hit.
    (I'm in Central MA, BTW, 50+/- miles inland)
     
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  6. my peeps and me

    my peeps and me Out Of The Brooder

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    You can feel it in the air. We are definately going to get something, hopefully a weak Irene
     
  7. scavanagh

    scavanagh Out Of The Brooder

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    What (If anything) are people doing to prepare for this storm? This is my first real storm having the chicks- Anything special I should do?
     
  8. suzannaski

    suzannaski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is your coop off the ground? If not, make sure its not in an area that could flood. Also, check to make sure that doors & windows in the coop are securely fastened or latched.
    Where do you keep your feed? Will it be in an area that will stay dry? I keep mine in a rubbermaid tub, but I'll probably put a bungee on the lid, even tho its inside the barn.
    My first coop had a lift top roof, which lifted off completely during a storm. Thankfully I was there as it happened, and what a time I had nailing the thing down in the dark & stormy night. [​IMG] chickens were safe tho!
     
  9. rpar003

    rpar003 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm planning to bring mine inside if need be.

    We'll see how the coop weathers its first big storm! (luckily the vents close, so that (and the roof etc) should keep most of the water out).
     
  10. scavanagh

    scavanagh Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, it's about 3 feet off the ground so flooding won't be a problem. I will need to move my food though. Mine is in a rubbermaid containter too but it's out in the open. I told my husband that I was moving them inside for the storm...Didn't go over so well ;-)
     

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