Crap!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by EastinChickens, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry guys, but I am SO mad at myself right now.... [​IMG]

    I LEFT MY 6-WEEK-OLDS OUT IN A THUNDER STORM!!!! [​IMG]

    I saw the dark clouds coming, but I figured the storm would blow right over, so I let my little chickies out to play. They are in a wire dog cage with a wood board on top for shade. They also have a little cardboard box they can run into, but it is probably all wet since the dog pen has open sides. [​IMG] Right now I'm inside the house waiting for the lightning to stop so I can run out there and save the little guys... this storm seems to be lasting FOREVER.

    Do you think they will be okay??? I could just kick myself right now, I am usually SUPER protective of my babies, but today... [​IMG]
     
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  2. WV_Hillbilly70

    WV_Hillbilly70 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as they don't drown, they'll be a little soggy and scared but probably okay. Update us after the storm, we'll be praying for your chickies [​IMG]
     
  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get an umbrella and go right now. You'll get wet, who cares?

    That's what I do when this happens to me.
     
  4. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks.


    I'ts not really them drowning that I'm worried about, I'm worried that the wind might catch the wood board on top of their cage and flip the pen over. [​IMG]
     
  5. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

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    I went out and got my little ones from the storm, their mommy left them out there - BAD MOMMY! Anyway, once they were back in, they were fine.

    I however was completely soaked but at least it wasn't cold out. Hope your babies were ok.
     
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  6. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would do that, the problem is that there are lightning flashes every 20 seconds.
     
  7. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm gunna go get them. Wish me luck.
     
  8. WV_Hillbilly70

    WV_Hillbilly70 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hurry!!! Run like a chicken!!!! Good luck!!
     
  9. ilovebuffs

    ilovebuffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That happened to us about 2wks ago...I had 34 chicks(6wks) outside since it had been so nice and they were stinking up my garage. And then it decided to poor down rain...I had a tarp over the top of the pvc hoop house but they were all drenched. Here's what we did...we brought them in the garage(coop and all) and turned the lights on to warm them up. I really thought we were going to lose some but they all perked up and are back outside next to the main coop under the roof. So, I say all this to say, if you bring them in and warm them with the light with dry shavings they should be alright. How long has it been raining?
     
  10. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, their pen ended up flipping over. It caused the wire to catch one chick's foot and end up crushing it. I have the other four inside a rabbit hutch in my garage, and the injured one is in my lap. It ate a few bites of food, then fell asleep. It toes look a little crooked, but it seems alright.
     

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