Hurricane Irene tore through eastern North Carolina on Saturday. I was so worried about my chickens, but was prepared and locked everybody in their coop with food and water for the day. I never expected the trees near the coop to come crashing down. It was my first hurricane. What an awful thing to watch a tree wobbling back and forth and wondering which direction it will fall. Will it hit the coop or the run or both or maybe miss it all? Well it crushed my little chicken run, but thank God the chickens made it through. There were no eggs that day!!! Here is the before picture. My beautiful little coop & run. Here is after Hurricane Irene hit.