Chicken Coop Fire!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by equinehugger3, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2010
    To make a super long story short, the heating light in my coop fell down, and set the coop on fire. We were able to get our freaked out chickens out and into the house. They all smell likie ashes, and my brahmas ( I have 2 of them) are CONSTANTLY making this humming/clucking sound... My "head hen" keeps on pacing and looking out the sliding glass window at our smoldering coop, like she's worried. My other cochin-mix is just quietly sitting there. Is there anything I can do to calm them down? The brahmas are very freaked out... I already threw snow all over the charred smoking spot to stop it.... Thanks!
  2. moonlyghtegirl

    moonlyghtegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2009
    So sorry to hear about your coop. Hell of a time to lose it. Good luck with your new house chickens.
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Oh! I'm so sorry. Well, at least you got the chickens out.
    The chickens should calm down with time.

    Sorry again
  4. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    I don't have anything to say, but I'm glad the chickens are all safe!
  5. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2010
    Montgomery County, TX
    I have no experience with this whatsoever, but I will try to offer some ideas....

    If you have a small number of chickens, maybe you could put them in a box and perhaps cover it with a towel like a parakeet in a birdcage.

    If you have a large number of them and they are tipplers, maybe you could spike their water.

    If they have some kind of comfort object, like a blanket of teddy bear, maybe you could put it nearby.

    If they are tired but uncomfortable, maybe you could provide a cozy place for them to snooze.

    Good luck. Glad you saved the flock.
  6. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  7. JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom

    JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2009
    West Central WI
    I hope there are no residual affects from the smoke they inhaled.

    Good luck, and glad they are ok so far.
  8. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    Sorry for your misfortune!
    Give the birds a little time. They'll calm down.
  9. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2010
    Thank you all so much! On the bright side, I'll get the new chicken coop I was hoping for this spring!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    Oh im sorry, and thats nice that your getting a new coop [​IMG]

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