Fireworks and Chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rstampa, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. rstampa

    rstampa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As the holidays approach there is an concern question I have. My neighbors love to set off fireworks, I mean the big stuff. They do it at every holiday. The noise is frighting loud. It even startles me at time. Like bombs are going off. So my question is will my chickens have a heart attack and what can I do to help them.
    Thanks for any suggestions. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2009
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    I just locked my chickens in the coop. My rooster always tried to out do the fireworks [​IMG]
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    My hens have never even seemed to acknowledge fireworks on July 4th.

    Imp
     
  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Quote:Mine either.
     
  5. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    We set fireworks off on Guy Fawkes Night- or quite close to- and my chickens couldn't care less about them [​IMG]
     
  6. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:I can imagine!
     
  7. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple of months back we had a HUGE thunderstorm here, and it was right overhead. It sounded like we were in a war zone and bombs were going off all around us. After the thunder and lightning stopped (it seemed too dangerous to venture out during the violent storm), I checked on the birds, who had been in their coop. They seemed fine.
     
  8. babyblue

    babyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    fireworks, massive explosive bonfires and automatic weapon fire grace every single holiday around here. Christmas, new years, the 4th, labor day, memorial day, Easter, mothers day, fathers day.... you get the picture.

    when we know there will be a lot of noise we close new animals in the barn or coop. after a few hours they get use to the noise and ignore it. well not my old horse because fireworks seem to fascinate him. I wonder if his vision is going a little bit and the fireworks are bright and shiny to him.
     
  9. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There have been literally hundreds of fireworks set off around our place during this past week and all of our chickens were fine. [​IMG]

    ~Cherlyn
     
  10. rstampa

    rstampa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for your experience. So I need not worry then. My girls go in their coop nightly but I leave the door open. The nights here a nice this time of the year so I don't like to coop them up.
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