***New England Winter - Now this is getting stupid***PICS ADDED

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Damummis, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. Damummis

    Damummis Chickenista

    Apr 29, 2009
    Mid-Coast
    We and most of NE will be hit with a MAJOR STORM

    ARE YOU PREPARED?

    My only worry is the incubator. Full of eggs. Chance of power outages.
    I AM SMARTER THAN A CAVEWOMAN
    I can solve this problem, I hope.
     
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  2. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
    Maine
    Do you have wood heat? or some other way to heat water? Through the ice storm, I heated water on the wood stove, put it in soda bottles and kept putting them in the fish tank or incubater.
     
  3. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    It's a southern storm so we are going to be hit with 15 inches! So they say. It just started snowing a few minutes ago.

    Good idea with the water bottles. [​IMG] I hope you don't get a power outage. ugh I just moved my car to the end of the driveway, less shoveling for me. At least I can work off some of those cookies [​IMG]

    BTW - vert - LOVED that photo of your mare! GORGEOUS.
     
  4. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    [​IMG] my day went from crazy worse to bad [​IMG] ... You getting hit know? they say it's going to start around tonight and then monday for us...
     
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  5. Mak

    Mak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems like they are now saying the coastal areas here are going to be hit worse. But we're gonna get enough! 10-16" in some areas with gusty winds. The wind worries me more. Downed trees means power outages. We have heat, but no water when that happens. Guess I'd better make sure the chicken water is full up!

    We've had a drifting of snow on the ground so far, and the chickens don't seem to even notice. It'll be interesting to see what happens when we get a lot!
     
  6. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Since my coop is a few acres away from the house, this will stink !!!! Keeping the coop shoveled and making paths to get there......yikes
     
  7. Damummis

    Damummis Chickenista

    Apr 29, 2009
    Mid-Coast
    Being on the mid-coast (read island) we are expecting the worst. I do have a wood stove so heat isn't a problem.
    DH just a brilliant idea [​IMG]
    We are storing car batteries for clients over the winter, he is going to hook up an inverter so that I can hook the incubator directly to one. Hope it works.
     
  8. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    I do feel sorry for you ALL!!! We got an inch here in the no snow zone...I can just imagine what the clouds will dump on you all! STAY WARM!
     
  9. babylady4

    babylady4 Mother Goose

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    Since I live in WI....


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    Sucks to be you guys!!!!!




    Seriously; stay safe and warm.
     
  10. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    Yeah, guess i am prepared here.
    home oil filled ---check
    food---check
    chickens got plenty of feed---check
    gas in cars---check
    gas in tank for snow blower---check
    work---waiting for the call to say "not to go in monday"----not check
    food at home---check
    dogs food---check
    rabbit food---check
    bird seed for wildbirdies---check
    liquor for the adults---check

    guess i am ready.
    as spongebob squarepants would say
    "I'm ready"
    "I'm ready"
    "I'm ready"
    "I'm ready"
    [​IMG]
     

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