1. ktphillips

    ktphillips New Egg

    Aug 12, 2011
    We were alerted by a neighbor driving early last morning last weekend by that our shed was on fire. I have 9 hens, 2 buffs, 2 easter eggers, 2 rhode island reds, 4 austrolaphs and 1 lakenvelder hen. one Royal Palm Tom and ameracuna rooster. They were all inside. We ran out of the house to see flames shooting out. We thought for sure the birds were all dead. My husband flung open the door and the birds came out. We got the fire out. I lost one australaph hen, she was under the turkey. My turkey and three of my hens are missing ALOT of feathers, the Turkey has only the quills on his tail and his head is burnt. He seems to be ok. All are eating and drinking well. But the lakenvelder is no longer roosting with the rest and sleeps on the ground. She seems dazzed I have seen her eat and drink. She is missing quite a few feathers. So I have two questions. One is there anything I can do for my Turkeys head. It looks like well BBQ chicken.. in spots. His eyes, nose and beak are all fine. But it looks very Painful. Does anyone know what I should watch for. My concern is pnemonia from burt lungs or smoke inhalation... [​IMG]. and of course the turkeys head. Any Suggestions?
    I just have one huge peace of advice.... Heat lamps are dangerous make sure you have them secured well if you use them. We had ours secured for 10 years. Apperently it had worked loose and got knocked loose into the shavings/straw we had down for the winter months. I will no longer use one in my chicken house or duck barn!!! [​IMG][​IMG] I don't have any pic of the birds sorry..
  2. Athenzchick

    Athenzchick Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 24, 2010
    Athens Ohio
    How scary, I'm glad your losses weren't more significant. As far as the turkey's head I would recommend smearing in with organic honey, it is anti-bacterial and very healing. I'm not sure what to watch for otherwise. I hope your birds recover well.
  3. amenfarm

    amenfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2011
    Chattanooga, TN
    [​IMG], to the list! That's just awful, I'm glad your losses were not worse. No advice on treatment, I do know pnemonia is a real concern. Is the coop totally gone?[​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2011
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Last edited: Dec 14, 2011
  5. ByeByeBlackBird

    ByeByeBlackBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2011
    Falls Village CT
    And this is why i will continue to listen to the chicken whisperer. NO heat source in my coop. No way, no how.

    SO sorry you had to go through that!
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2011
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Oh no. I'm so sorry to hear what happened. [​IMG]
  7. ktphillips

    ktphillips New Egg

    Aug 12, 2011
    the coop is good just a little chared. Thanks for all the help. I will try that link. [​IMG]
  8. justafeedboy

    justafeedboy Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 8, 2011
    in my own little world
    After I was recovering from a house fire, After being scrubbed, I applied neosporin or polysporin all over the areas that were burned till they healed. I has mainly 2nd degree burns and some third dregee. It took about a month to recover.
  9. ambrosia

    ambrosia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2011
    Oh my gosh.... I am SO SORRY for your loss and for the trauma that you have gone through. I said I wouldn't do any heat, then I panicked at one -1 day, and now there is a heat lamp in there on a timer. I am going to reconsider this choice. My husband does a lot of electrical work for our home and his work, and I trust him, but without a fail-safe, I could lose my girls! Thank you for putting in the forefront the need for due diligence!

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