Quote: With earthquakes there is absolutely nothing you can do except ride out the rocking ground and go look for more new cracks in the cement or outer walls if the epi-center wasn't near you and just be sure to have filled water bottles and a generator for electricity. Shaking ground and loud fireworks noises don't seem to affect our chickens. As for fires we are near the mountains and get a lot of ash and soot in the air and a lot of water-dropping planes and helicopters fly overhead but as for an actual wildfire close to us we haven't had one in our 25 years. But the Santa Ana winds - that's where the damage doesn't escape ANYONE's property in a vast area over several counties - kind of like a tornado that blasts over and leaves a trail of debris and destruction. Just have to make sure the coops are placed in less open areas so they don't para-sail away and don't have trees planted in the yard. After a heavy rainstorm a bout of Santa Ana winds came right after and we saw trees topple and unearth graves in a local cemetery - eerie! In our area I would say the winds do the most property damage. We can't even plant a windwall of trees/plants because they'll rip right out of the ground in splinters.