Nasty ice storm....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by SundownWaterfowl, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Last night we got a very nasty ice storm. All you heard all night were tree branches busting. A huge tree went through our neighbors living room. And we have no power, im using the generator now. Our county is in a state of emergency. All of the animals are okay. I was worried with now power and the cold, my 3 month old silkies outside with no heat lamp. I couldnt sleep. A couple big branches fell on the goose pen, by they are all fine. And some branches fell onto the coop where my Silkies are, but luckly everybody is fine. Its a real mess.
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] I'm glad all is ok with you and yours. How scary!!
     
  3. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Sounds nasty! glad to hear you and the girlies are Ok, keep us posted as to how you are though!
     
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  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I saw the pictures on the news this morning. Some of that ice is 4 inches thick!!!! I immediately thought of all the BYC'ers up in the that area. You remain in my thoughts.
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Thank you.

    I just heard that we might not have power for 4 days to a week.
     
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  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    We have those dang ice storms down here, too. It's way worse than just snow! Hope you manage till the power is back on! Be really careful out there.
     
  7. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Glad you're okay! We got the tailend of that storm. Had about an inch of ice covering everything. I couldn't open my mailbox for 2 days, so I'm wondering if the post is holding it. LOL!
     
  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    I heard about that storm. Our local meteorologist was quite impressed with how insane it was going to be. How long do you think that area will be without power?
     
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I heard 4 days to more than a week. Im just worried about the chicks outside. They are 3 months old and its supposed to be about 18 tonight.
     
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:I heard 4 days to more than a week. Im just worried about the chicks outside. They are 3 months old and its supposed to be about 18 tonight.

    Have they been getting heat up to this point? If not they should be ok, my husband cousin had 3 week old babies out with mama hen on thanksgiving, and it was very cold, I think mid 20's if I remember correctly - those babies were out and about scratching around in leaves and such - they were doing really well, and not even fully feathered.
     

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