How did everyone's flock fair in this storm?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Eps32, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. Eps32

    Eps32 Songster

    Dec 22, 2015
    North Carolina
    I'm in North Carolina and we got hit pretty bad by ice. I lost 14 eggs in the bator and I 3 day old chick. Everyone else made it. We lost power for three days. And I held the chicks under a candle to keep them warm until my brother got back with a generator. He drove 80 miles to get it in are truck with bad ice. Once he got back I was able to turn the heat lamp back on. And the other chicks made it cuddled up together. Hope everyone's flock did ok. I know some people got hit very hard.

  2. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

    Apr 20, 2007
    We didn't get the ice but we did get five inches of snow. I didn't have any losses. The chickens refused to come out of the coop for three days. They finally come out a little yesterday and today they were all over. It's 50 degrees today so we are having some melting snow now.
  3. Eps32

    Eps32 Songster

    Dec 22, 2015
    North Carolina
    Glad to hear you did well. It's fifty hear today also so everything is melting as well.
  4. BY Bob

    BY Bob Songster Premium Member

    Jan 1, 2016
    Hershey, PA
    We had around 31 inches. I brought the girls in the house on Friday night as I was worried abut the coop being buried, it was. I made them a space in a basement hallway. Kept them inside until I dug out their coop on Sunday night. They were stuck in the coop until I got some of the run dug out today. Overall they just seem stunned by all the snow. I let them "free range" today but they just stood in the path looking around until the run was done.
  5. bucky52

    bucky52 Songster

    Apr 26, 2011
    In my part of VA.We had snow up to my knees.i did not measure as we had strong winds and drifting snow.We always wrap our roofed run with heavy plastic for winter..So my girls had a nice and cozy area. Monday my Husband cleared out their runs.and with the warm temperatures we have had.Their back runs are clear of snow.The greenhouse runs will keep them warm and dry until spring.Than the plastic will come down.I did worry that the coops and runs.may collapse with all the snow. But they held up fine.

  6. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Songster

    Dec 11, 2015
    McVeytown PA
    Here in McVeytown pa we'd got snow up to my knees and we got 21 inches of snow and then we got ice on top of that

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