I nearly had a heart attact this morning.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    We had a winter storm last night and being Saturday I really did not want to get out of bed,
    So at 9:00 I finally got up and went into the bath room and looked out the back window only to see my big double doors to the chicken coop wide open, They had been left open all night in this storm the temp was 21 and windy at 9 am.
    I freaked running from the bath room in my night gown and only socks on running from the house, I reached the coop and looked in to find my treasured flock of Silkies were alive but very cold babies, I started turning on heat lamps and geting them fresh warm sugar water with V&E, I filled the dishes with food. and came back inside.
    I upset my poor hubby of 28 years, Guess he did not like me screeming from the house in a flimsy night gown :) and no shoes.
    I will have to watch them carefully for the next few days for any side effects of this mistake. We have many Coons and Fox I am so lucky!
  2. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR

    Go warm your feet and settle down, everything is going to be OK. You are a good chicken mom, we all sometimes make mistakes.

    Hubby's think crazy shrieking women in night gowns are sexy...lol
  3. Quote:This DH agrees whole heartedly!! [​IMG]
  4. GloriaH

    GloriaH Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Watertown, Tennessee
    I know that feeling. One morning I woke up to see doors open and my nine dogs in the back yard with one pile of feathers from my rooster. He was OK but it was a pretty scary moment. He sure defended his women folk that day!

  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Oh jeesh! You poor thing. I know you probably about had heart failure. Glad you got them on some sugar water, and under heat! Im sure they will be ok...whew! That was close. Glad no predators found the open doors!
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    How awful!!!! Hope they are all okay. Karen
  7. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Thank you every one.
    I am thankful.
    So far they seem to be fine, but I will keep a close eye on them for a few days to make sure no one gets sick on me.

    that is the secound time in 6 years we have left the coop doors open.
    Once a hen sneeked past me and spent the night out side and once Steph just plain forgot to put her little polish hen to bed.

    I suddenly feel like a bad chicken momma,
    and hope to not do any more stupid things.
  8. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    *envisioning a half-dressed wild-haired woman screeching and running through the house like she's on fire*

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Really, I shouldn't laugh, but I can't get the vision out of my head. I'm glad they're all okay. [​IMG]
  9. Mac

    Mac Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    South Central PA
    I sure hope they are okay, but sounds like they will be.

    I've worried about this kind of event happening to me, but its not only with the chickens. Did I turn off the coffee pot (even though it does it on its own after an hour)? Did I lock the front door? Did I latch both locks on the coop and run? After making MANY (and some long) trips back home to check on whatever it is I'm obsessing about, I now have a note in my car on the dash reminding me and on my bathroom mirror. Checking those notes have saved me a lot of miles and time and give me peace of mind that at least the animals will be okay and hopefully the house won't burn down........

  10. Slike

    Slike Songster

    Dec 1, 2007
    Puna, Big Island, HI
    Glad to hear your babies are alright! Hope your feet arent still frozen =o

    Winter weather around here makes me nuts already, I don't even wanna imagine having to deal with snow storms >.<

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