Hurricane prep question...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chloemama, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. chloemama

    chloemama In the Brooder

    Jan 18, 2010
    Northern Rhode Island
    We are starting to get the winds from Sandy. I live in northern RI we have lots of pines that only have branches at the top. Our coop is in the midst of such trees.

    When Irene hit last year I let the chickens out to find protection in the woods - but we got the hardest part of the storm during the day.

    Sandy is predicted to be the most intense late this afternoon in tonight.
    I am afraid that if I leave them in the coop something could happen, but if I let them out what if they don't come back in at night?

    Any suggestions would be most appreciated as I am starting to get nervous!
  2. rmack2

    rmack2 In the Brooder

    Oct 22, 2012
    Do you have a large dog crate that you could bring them into a garage, basement, or other room inside your home? I'd be afraid of letting them roam into the woods as they might become some preditors lunch. If you don't have a crate what about bringing them into a bathroom and closing them in? How many hens?
  3. chloemama

    chloemama In the Brooder

    Jan 18, 2010
    Northern Rhode Island
    Thanks- no I have too many hens and a rooster to be able to crate and bringing them in the house isn't an option. They have a 20x30 penned area, though they are usually free ranging. I have let them into the penned area and will just keep an eye on them.

  4. Greasydog26

    Greasydog26 Chirping

    May 21, 2012
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    I think that I might lock them in their coop just to keep them out of the wind and at least they would have some protection...Good Luck!!!

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