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MASSIVE dust storm, and my chickens are stuck outside!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DesertChickLover, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. DesertChickLover

    DesertChickLover Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the worst my hens can go through? I have six fully grown girls and one "teenager". Can chickens live through a dust storm?

    Wunderground says:

    * A local dust Storm Warning is issued when winds have generated
    large areas of blowing dust or blowing sand that have substantially
    reduced visibilities... to 1/4 mile or less... resulting in very
    hazardous driving conditions in some areas. Be ready for a sudden
    drop in visibility to near zero. If you encounter blowing dust or
    blowing sand on the roadway or see it approaching... pull off the Road
    as far as possible and put your vehicle in Park. Turn the lights all
    the way off and keep your foot off the brake pedal.

    I'M SO SCARED! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2011
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Perhaps you better bring them inside, you wouldnt want to get them sandblasted.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Mine lived through the dust storm on Sunday.

    But... I lost a 6 month old pullet to the heat today. not a good summer that is the fourth one I've lost to the heat.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    The dust storm hit our house about 15 minutes ago. UNBELIEVABLE. Rain to follow. Poor chickens.
     
  5. DesertChickLover

    DesertChickLover Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep. They are pretty tough though. I think. And I'm pretty sure three of them have bumblefoot on both feet. Poor girles. [​IMG]
     

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