My FIL's barn burned down! Chickens, rabbits... dead.

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  1. CrazyBirdLady

    CrazyBirdLady Out Of The Brooder

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    Something killed all my FIL's chickens and made a home in the wall. They must have chewed some wires because when my FIL was poking around in the hole it started a fire and his whole barn burned down. All the rabbits died in the fire. Only the 3 dwarf goats and 2 ducks escaped.
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  2. kargo

    kargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry. That really stinks.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Freckle Face Farm

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  4. chubbydog811

    chubbydog811 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww...That's aweful! [​IMG]

    I know exactly how that feels - we lost 6 horses in a barn fire a few years ago...Started by a heat lamp I had set up for a newborn foal. [​IMG]
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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  7. Melissa034

    Melissa034 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats awful, Im sorry.
     
  8. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    so very sorry for such a horrendous loss. It sounds like the damage may have been caused by a rat or mice the way you described the hole, and wiring being chewed.
     
  9. CrazyBirdLady

    CrazyBirdLady Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone. I just can't imagine what it would've been like for those poor bunnies locked in their cages and terrified... I can't even think about it.

    I posted on CL to find out if there was anyone that could donate supplies for the homeless goats and ducks. Hopefully somone will come through.
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  10. CrazyBirdLady

    CrazyBirdLady Out Of The Brooder

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    It was racoons, by the way, that ended up killing the chickens and chewing the wires. They found the charred bodies where the fire started.
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