Hanging lights a word of warning

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by pattyhen, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    We've used the hanging lights with the heat bulbs for years and never had any problems until last Wednesday. Somehow the clip become unattached and fell to the floor of the coop. It burned a large hole in the coop floor before my husband went out to feed and water that morning. The coop was full of smoke and he quickly put the fire out. I just wanted to warn everyone about the dangers of using these lights. I've had 10 chickens to die so far from the smoke inhalation. These were our pets and we loved them dearly. I couldn't even talk about this until now and it's still hard to except. We still have 7 chickens left and hopefully they will pull through and live. The coop looks so empty now and I will forever miss the ones that passed away..

    rip
    Angel
    Louise
    Shadow
    Ruppert
    Milton
    Zenny
    Midget
    Sonic
    Lucky
    Frosty


    We will love and miss you always,
    Patty
     
  2. jtn42248

    jtn42248 Overrun With Chickens

    I am so sorry for your loss. I can not even imagine what you are feeling. I am sure that everyone here on BYC feels the same and wishes you the best.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope the others come around ok. [​IMG]
     
  4. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    So very sorry for your loss.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Hope others will learn from your experience.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2014
  5. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    Thanks so much. We didn't have anymore losses today.

    Patty
     

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