I came home today, to find pieces of wood all over my yard. So I go over to the chicken area (where most of the wood was) to look around. At first I couldn't find it. then when I walked a little to the left I found the tree that got struck my lightening. It had hit the tree high up and then traveled down the tree. The dirt around the tree was blown away. Then you can see where the lightening came back up in the yard. I have a big black spot that burned the yard. All of this was within 3 feet of the chicken run. My husband says that I wont have to fry anymore eggs that they will be laid fried. This is the 5th time in 12 years that lightening has struck on the street I live on.