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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kburen, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. kburen

    kburen Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Not sure which section to put this under, but I guess it goes under "behavior". I'm in VA where we had the 5.8 earthquake today. My chickens hid under a tree when it hit and still haven't wondered out or made any noise since then (and I usually hear happy crows all day long off and on). Is this normal? I mean, I was a little scared so I know it scared them, but it's been several hours now.

  2. pippsqueak

    pippsqueak In the Brooder

    Jun 20, 2011
    Grants Pass
    They are probably a little shook-up! lol

    Give them some time or maybe a treat and see if they come out! I'm sure they are okay, as long as nothing fell on them or hurt them.

  3. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Songster

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Yeah, here in NC mine got a little freaked out, but it didn't last long. I'd do what the last poster mentioned and call them and give them some treats, away from the tree. They'll be fine.
  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    They may be able to feel the after shocks so for them the event is not over yet.
  5. kburen

    kburen Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Thanks guys [​IMG] Shortly after I posted my husband came home...When I went out to greet him I saw them starting to wonder around again and the roos greeted him with a crow [​IMG] Glad they are ok...Even my poor dogs weren't happy....They KNOW they aren't allowed in the house and have never tried to get in....They almost knocked me down to get in when I opened the door to check on what the heck was going on!

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