My coop burned down

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by The Great Eel Man, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. The Great Eel Man

    The Great Eel Man Chirping

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    Yeah, I am so thankful that all my chickens were okay, but the structure that we worked really hard on was just a pile of flaming rubble :(. We had to desperately shovel snow onto it to put it out, but it was just sad to see everything we had built in a small pile on the ground. As for advice on what to do with the chickens i'll take it but I mainly just wanted to inform everyone to what had happened.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    So sorry to hear this. Glad that your flock is okay. Were you heating the coop ?
     
  3. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Pullarius

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    I'm so sorry. :hugs
     
  4. CapricornFarm

    CapricornFarm Merry Christmas!

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    He had been but was going to stop when people told him it wasn't needed. Maybe they were sick?:idunno
     
  5. The Great Eel Man

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    We really don't know what caused the fire, it could've been the heat lamp, the water heater, or an extension cord problem but what i do know is that a lot of money got washed down the drain.
     
  6. The Great Eel Man

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    the extension cord alone was over 100 dollars!
     
  7. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    So very sorry.
     
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  8. I'm not really sure what you can do :( I'd try getting them to a space where they can stay temporarily - if you have garage space I'd cover the floor with cardboard and get a temporary chicken tractor to keep them in. Something that they won't fly out of, but is also cheap and portable. If anyone you know could lend you some space that would be great.

    I stopped using heat lamps after one of my chickens knocked the bulb out of it (the lamp was off). Unfortunately though, all heating is expensive. My alternative heating probably cost around US $300. If you'd like I can post on what I did.
     
  9. You could also move it to areas of short grass for grazing. I'd attach wheels to whatever you'd use as a tractor. The chickens are less likely to escape if you lift the tractor a small bit and move it that way.
     
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  10. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    So sorry for your loss. :(
     
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