Heat Lamp started fire! Warning!! Learn from my mistake!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Staceyfeindt, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Staceyfeindt

    Staceyfeindt Out Of The Brooder

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    I just have to report this to you all, so you do not make the same mistake as I did! I Just had a new coop built. We have had a huge snowstorm here in VA and in preperation I put the heat lamp that I used all through their lives into the coop. It was the clamp on kind. I did not secure it other than clamping it down. In their old coop I had it attatched via a zip tie. Well they must have knocked it down while I was away for the day...I came back to a massive fire. Of course no survivors, the entire structure burned down to almost nothing. If it wasn't for all the snow I would have lost my house as well. Sad , Sad day. Please don't make the same mistake I did.
     
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  2. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

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    [​IMG] Oh my god, we am so sorry, we know what that feels like. [​IMG]

    Oh man we am truly sorry this happen to you. [​IMG]

    Rest in peice babys.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2009
  3. card5640

    card5640 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going out right now and securing mine, thanks for the warning, I am so sorry for your loss.
     
  4. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Oh My Gosh! I am SO very sorry for your losses! Thank you for warning the rest of us!! Bless your heart, if I had any of those kinds you want I would give them to you! SO SO SORRY!
     
  5. Shannon's Chix

    Shannon's Chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Lucky it did not hit your house and you and your family were not there.

    Same here, if you get settled with an incubator, and when my girls start laying i will send you some eggs, free.

    again i am so sorry, we just went through this a few months ago, and we know the feeling of loosing the babys to such a tragidy.
    And we got so much support from fellow BYCers, so this will be my chance to pay it forward.
    Let me know if you are interested , when my girls start to lay we want you to be the fisrt my list. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2009
  7. 8wishbonechicks

    8wishbonechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank goodness it didn't reach your house b/c of the snow.I wish you luck on a successful new start.
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  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I nearly burned my coop down about six years ago because hubby didn't secure it and it fell down when one of the older birds decided to get into the brooder. Luckily I had survivors but many of them didn't make it. Lost about half of my Faverolle flock.
     
  9. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I am so sorry [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. ellieroo

    ellieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Incrediblely sorry you lost so much! Our friend lost his racing pigeon loft the same way! He was there and could still do nothing to save his birds.it was a very fast fire! [​IMG]
     

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