Hurricane sandy is coming and i dont know what to do with my chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Smf0723, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Smf0723

    Smf0723 In the Brooder

    Apr 12, 2012
    I live in new jersey and were supposed to get hit bad and i dont know what to do with my chickens. Please help
  2. DianaMallory

    DianaMallory Songster

    Jul 20, 2012
    Lancaster Ohio
    Make sure they are on high ground! And when it hits I don't know if I would even let them out of the coop.
  3. emrys

    emrys Songster

    Sep 3, 2009
    Close vents/ windows on the windy side to keep the coop dry inside. Hang food and water inside even if you usually keep it outside. If winds are going to be strong keep them inside. If the winds aren't too terrible let them choose. If the water doesn't get more than a couple of inches deep in their pen they can wade in that (if they choose) with out harm. This is assuming your coop is sturdy and located in an area that won't flood. For a fast moving storms that will only be really serious for a few hours you could put them in a crate/pen in a garage. That might be a little much for a slow moving storm that will linger for a day or more.

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