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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

    Mar 29, 2011
    Northeast Kingdom, VT
    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****



    Last edited: Apr 28, 2011
  2. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    I'm so sorry [​IMG]
  3. YYZ

    YYZ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2010
    Sorry also for your loss. You couldnt have prevented something like that. Mother nature wins again.
  4. SycolinWoodsChickens

    SycolinWoodsChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    Sorry to hear about your chickens.

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

  5. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    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

    May 13, 2009
    Central MO
    [​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

    Mar 25, 2011
    Oakland County, MI
    These things happen sometimes. Don't be discouraged, this weather has been insane lately. [​IMG]
  8. Relheok

    Relheok Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 29, 2011
    Northeast Kingdom, VT
    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

    Feb 20, 2011
    Rural Michigan
    I'm so sorry to hear about your poor chicks. [​IMG]
  10. snazzyboots

    snazzyboots Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2011
    oh my. that is so sad. i'm very sorry for your loss.

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