Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Bawkadoodledoo, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Songster

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    Today, while they were outside, i was feeding one of my buff orp girls, and all of a sudden i hear a really loud electrical noise (ZZSZZSHZHSDZHS) and I look behind me and there's smoke billowing out of the coop! I smell burning rubber and sprint to the door, and there's electrical smoke billowing out of the heat lamps! i stand there in shock while the chickens self evacuate, bokAWWing madly then i come to my senses that this could kill me. I run to the outdoor outlet and YANKED THE POWER!

    oh gosh i'm still shaking... everyone's okay tho. the rubber on the cord to the lamp was shredded and there was soot everywhere..

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] :thun :thun :thun :thun
  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    Don't you hate it when shock makes you freeze up??!!

    Glad everyone is okay and there's no major damage. Now go make a mug of hot chocolate and relax!! [​IMG]
  3. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Close one! Glad you were there to stop it from turning into a tragedy. Check those cords!
  4. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    [​IMG] I am so glad none were hurt INCLUDING you......how scarey for you girl.......
  5. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Songster

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    this happened like ten mins ago and theres still a big bokaww! ruckus.
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I am gald you were able to pull it together and take action! That is one reason I don't like to put my chicks out in the barn too soon because of needing to leave a heat lamp unattended for long periods of time at night.
  7. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Songster

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    i know.. we won't use these heat lamps any more! dad came running out, (He broke his wrist a few days ago and managed ta tell me that he'll remove them tomorrow.
  8. elliemb

    elliemb In the Brooder

    Sep 22, 2007
    Thank goodness you were home at the time!
  9. karri25

    karri25 Songster

    Feb 5, 2007
    Oh my Goodness! That woul dscare the tar out of me!!!! I ma so happy that you are all safe and secure:)
  10. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    [​IMG] So glad you was there to catch it. [​IMG] Everyone is safe!

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