My chickens freaked me out today

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by bayouchica, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Okay so I'm out raking the leaves this afternoon chickens all around, trashing my piles,lol.
    Then I noticed the chickens get real still & quiet.Strange, no flying predators around.Then we heard this sound, I thought it was thunder.It started out low rumbles, then it keep getting louder,lasted for about 5 minutes or more. I've never seen my chickens act this way before.Then it just stopped. The chickens went back to their usual stuff.
    I found out just a few mintues ago, there was a gas explosion about 20 miles from here. It's just amazing how in tune chickens are to sounds & vibrations...
    This is from our area newspaper.
    gas explosion

    Please say a prayer for the hurt & I believe one person is dead.
     
  2. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    Thats amazing how they new that!
     
  3. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Like Louisiana needed any more natural disasters. So sorry, really tragic.
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Oh man I am sorry to hear someone passed. I cant believe they heard that. Are chickens related to elephants? because elephants can feel vibrations over 20 miles away
     
  5. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Oh man I am sorry to hear someone passed. I cant believe they heard that. Are chickens related to elephants? because elephants can feel vibrations over 20 miles away

    They must be,lol. See there's lots of farmland between here & that direction, maybe that's why they heard it. [​IMG] Both of my dogs were in the house at the time,wonder how they would have acted. I went to watch the news,but they don't have any pics of the area yet.​
     
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Just like earthquakes... the animals know they're coming before we do.
    Sorry to hear about the tragedy in your area.
     
  7. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    That is so cool, sorry about the gas explosion but that is cool.
     
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    My Goddess!
    Maybe being closer to the ground they could feel it...
    I'll give some prayers for the casualties.
     
  9. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMWord-animals seem to always know these things. Prayers sent your way for the causulties.
     
  10. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    The local news said it was an underground pipeline running by a bayou over there & it blew up right by I-20.
    Been trying to call DH to avoid the traffic,but his phone is turned off!!!! [​IMG]
    Thanks everyone for your kind words. [​IMG]
    Miriam
     

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