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

CrazyBirdLady

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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.
 

chubbydog811

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Aww...That's aweful!


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.
 

crtrlovr

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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.
 

CrazyBirdLady

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Apr 20, 2009
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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.
 

CrazyBirdLady

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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.
and
at the same time.
 

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