We are expecting to have some very severe thunderstorms with tornadoes here tonight and being a new chicken and duck mama, I started to worry about my girls. Got me wondering if anyone else does any special preparations to a coop if you know a huge storm is coming? We decided to add a big tarp to the outside of the run on the south west side to block the rain in case it starts blowing sideways. I know there isn't much we can do if a tornado comes through, but hopefully that will save some of the straw and shavings on the floor from getting soaked and/or blown away. The birds are comfy inside their coop, so I'm sure they will be fine. The ducks however just sleep where ever they way. I'm hoping they will run into their duck house if it gets bad enough.