My Chickens Drowned in a Flood! (UPDATED)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Relheok, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Relheok

    Relheok Out Of The Brooder

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    So I finally put my 6 week old Brahma's in their new coop two days ago. We got TERRIBLE rain last night. When I got home from work late, I moved the coop to higher ground and went to bet. I woke up to 3" of water in my house, my shed had 6 feet of water and the higher ground wasn't high enough. My poor chickens all drowned. I feel bad especially after only moving them out 2 nights ago. They were my first chickens, and now they are gone. I think I will wait a while to clean everything up and get the coop setup as a brooder this time. The flood was something that no one around here has ever seen. Anyways, time to research new birds. Maybe' I'll get Brahma's again, but not sure.


    ****I cleaned out the coop today, got rid of the soaking wet pine shavings and the chickens. I'll be finishing the coop completely, paint, roofing etc. before I start another brood****

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    Last edited: Apr 28, 2011
  2. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry [​IMG]
     
  3. YYZ

    YYZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry also for your loss. You couldnt have prevented something like that. Mother nature wins again.
     
  4. SycolinWoodsChickens

    SycolinWoodsChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear about your chickens.

    Please don't beat yourself up. You had no idea that would have happened.


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  5. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the edge of insanity
    Sorry for your loss. [​IMG] Doesn't sound as if you could have prevented it.
     
  6. gocrow77

    gocrow77 Crow's Nest

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Sorry for your loss - nothing you could have done to prevent it. Glad you are going to try again.
     
  7. zengrrl

    zengrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These things happen sometimes. Don't be discouraged, this weather has been insane lately. [​IMG]
     
  8. Relheok

    Relheok Out Of The Brooder

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    I just finished building that coop 3 days ago. It pisses me off to no end. All that work, the time in raising them. I didn't lose a single chick! Then the coop gets damaged and the chicks all die. It will be moved AGAIN to much higher ground. I also think I am going to order chicks and not buy them through TSC this time.
     
  9. FMAFarms

    FMAFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry to hear about your poor chicks. [​IMG]
     
  10. snazzyboots

    snazzyboots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh my. that is so sad. i'm very sorry for your loss.
     

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