End of my chicken-keeping - tropical storm Lee - UPDATE!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by mulewagon, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. mulewagon

    mulewagon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2010
    The worst is true - I can see this morning that there's a giant oak tree down across my pen. The fence is crushed, also the broody coop (no one is brooding,thank goodness!)

    I think the coop is still intact. I hope we can get to it in time, it's full of babies an both the roosters are in there, and it'll be a mudhole. Will call BIL to take chickens it they

    No, the coop is half crushed. There's a rooster alive at least. BIL is coming with cages. We don't know if we can safely get to the door. It's still dark. I don't know how many are still alive.
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2011
  2. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    Yikes, I'm sorry about that. [​IMG] Be careful! I hope you find more of your birds alive [​IMG]
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    Sorry you are going threw this.
    Mother nature can be ruthless sometimes,.
  4. mulewagon

    mulewagon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2010
    My husband's gone to get gas for the chainsaw. Dog is locked up. Rooster is still crowing. Now just waiting.

    17 chicks in there - I worked so hard to keep them alive! Now it's all gone. And the beautiful pen. It was so much work.
  5. rngrbill

    rngrbill Chillin' With My Peeps

    my heart goes out to you. Prayer for you and your family including the chicks [​IMG]
  6. DinosRBirds

    DinosRBirds Hunted by Moonlight

    Feb 1, 2011
    Lake Huron,MI
    I'm so sorry. I would die for my chickens. If there was something life threatening to them like a tornado, I would run back and forth between the coop and barn and put them all in. Then take the dog in the other side but I wouldn't even know what to do in a tropical storm.
    I guess id try to stuff them all in the car.
  7. Kaeta44

    Kaeta44 Chillin' With My Peeps

  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
  9. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
  10. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    Praying for you and glad that you are safe.
    Keep your head up. [​IMG]

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