On Tuesday my husband went out around 3:00 pm to water and feed the Cornish. Between 3 and 5 there had been a thunderstorm ( I was not home) that my DH said sounded like a machine gun with lightening hitting the field all around. Around 6 when I got home we went out to let the layers out to free range and refill their water and feed. When I looked over at the meat pen there was a dead bird next to the metal fence. When I went to pick it up I saw more against the fence at the back and one on the other side all touch the fence or a bird next to the fence. My husband right away said it was lightening. The tarp over the oen was not burnt but he said that it could have traveled and conducted through the metal fence. SO what do you think? I know it has been so hot I would have died out there just from the heat.