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Thunder and lighting?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by GUSRENTIT, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. GUSRENTIT

    GUSRENTIT In the Brooder

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    Is it true that nearby thunder and lighting, can kill chickens? Are they really that sensitive? If this is true, is there a way to protect them from this?
    Thanks,
    Gus
    PS: You guys have been GREAT!
     

  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    My chickens have no reaction to thunder & lightning.

    Imp
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

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    I suppose it might possibly frighten them into running into the fence and getting trampled. But my poultry ignores thunder and lightening. It's hard to imagine poultry getting panicked by a storm.

    It would take a direct lightning strike to kill a bird. Or a very nearby strike on wet ground where the electricity spreads over the surface of the ground. Or maybe a strike to a metal wire fence that the chicken was touching at the same time they were touching the ground.

    I suggest that you simply put your birds into their coop during the storm and not worry about it.
     
  4. GUSRENTIT

    GUSRENTIT In the Brooder

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    Thanks, just that I had read that some guy down south lost like 50 chickens in one shot, from a nearby lightning strike. Cool, one less thing to worry about.
    Thanks,
    Gus
     
  5. farmer9989

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    I know of lightning striking a tree 4 horses were standing under killed all of them.sorta like winning the lotto, on chances .
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

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