Somebody was watching out for my ducks last night.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newbyduckmom, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    At 4 am we heard a huge crack, followed by a thunderous crash. Looked out the window and a huge limb from our Maple tree had fallen - right on the duck houses. By some amazing twist of fate, the limb did not fall completely, but one end got lodge just high enough so that the duck houses were not crushed. Not even a scratch....the hen house did take some what of a hit, but was strong enough to support the weight. Not even Peeps egg that she laid got broken. Some pretty frightened ducks. Not too mention the duck owner. I am so thankful this morning that the ducks, and our house, which is only maybe 10 feet from where it landed, are still in one piece![​IMG][​IMG]

    The limb. Can't get the one in relation to the moved duck house to post. But this gives you an idea how lucky my ducks were! Lucky ducks, lucky ducks, lucky ducks!

    Last edited: Aug 23, 2011
  2. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2009
    Somerville, AL
  3. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Apr 16, 2011
    Pinallas Park, Florida
    Deffinitly someone watching out for you [​IMG] Glad everyone is ok!
  4. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2010
    Upstate NY
    Whew! [​IMG]
  5. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2011
    Northern Wisconsin
    Yikes! We had a horrible storm about 2 weeks ago here also took out a very large maple tree it litterally missed our duck shed by in inch we couldn't get them out for about 4 hours the next morning because the trees limbs were blocking the door we had to chop everything up first! We were amazed by it! Glad yours made it out fine too!
  6. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    It was odd, because although it had been raining all day, there was no wind. Looks like the limb had just rotted. Glad your ducks were okay too, EmAbTo48!
  7. trees

    trees Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 15, 2011
    goodness me! so pleased everyone was ok. its my worst nightmare something happening to my 'troops'!
  8. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    Think my husband was really relieved the ducks were okay too. Maybe it was the tearful "oh my god, oh my god, oh my god...." that started from the time I saw the limb down on the house until we got the house open to see they were okay. Ducks are not important to me I guess. He thinks I am pretty silly.
  9. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    oh my goodness that's a heart stopper! glad all was ok. [​IMG]
  10. RunnerWhisperer

    RunnerWhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow! Glad all everyone was unhurt! I would agree that someone was looking out for them! [​IMG]

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