Hurricane coming....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by agregg15, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. agregg15

    agregg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2011
    Hi guys. I live in CT and we're supposed to have a hurricane in all of CT on Sat/Sun. I'm scared for my mallards though. The reason why I'm scared is because I have a lot of old, large trees around my house. I don't know if I should keep them in their coop or let them out. I'm scared that if I let them out they may be able to get out of their pen and being mallards, run away and never come back. If I kept them in their coop though, they would be upset and if a tree falls it may land on them and they would have no chance of surviving. I can't bring them inside and they wouldn't be able to go in the barns. Has anyone been through this before and could please give me some helpful tips?
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    Dog kennel, they will be fine in one for a day. All of critters from ducks and geese to quail, peacocks and chickens were locked in today while it past this afternoon.
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    They will be fine in a ducks sleep in a xlg dog crate. They have since we moved cross country. They made a six day trip in the crates just fine. A day is nothing. Put the crates inside or in a barn or garage
  4. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2010
    Upstate NY
    Bring them inside your house and use a dog kennel/cage to put them in.

    Now is not the time to be fussy.......
  5. Crayonsmom

    Crayonsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    Hopefully we won't have a hurricane at all! But of course, you're smart to make sure you're prepared! [​IMG]
  6. agregg15

    agregg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2011
    Thanks everyone. I've actually been able to prepare a spot in the barn for them (I thought I wouldn't) and they should be fine in there. It's close to the house, away from trees, and overall just a safe place for them. It's supposed to be a tropical storm now in my area, but I'm not taking any chances (the news has been wrong before.)
  7. lovesgliders

    lovesgliders Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2011
    I'm in the same predicament: I am terrified that a tree will fall on my duck pen and A) injure them or B) frighten them and cause them to escape through the wreckage.

    So my guckies (that's what I call them, LOL) are spending about 48 hours, maybe a little more, in a dog crate in my kitchen. They'll be annoyed but alive & safe.
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Better safe than sorry. [​IMG]
  9. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2011
    I have been worried about this too, everyone has been telling me its supposed to hit Ny around me, and the news did, but the weather says nothing about it now. So im not sure, but even if I leave them in their pen, the chickens will fly out. Im not sure if I should put them out or in, and there isn o way I would be allowed to bring them inside.
  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    From what I hear, this storm (I'm in Connecticut, also), has potential to be really intense. I would hope that would get across to people who dislike the idea of the ducks and chickens inside.

    But as it was already pointed out, it's just for a day (or so), why risk their lives?

    We'll be using the duckie storm shelter in the basement from some time tomorrow, through Sunday and Sunday night. While we may have a royal mess to clean up, the weather should be pleasant after the storm passes, and the ducks will be able to go back out to their duck house - if it's still usable. Sheesh. What a thought.

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