UPDATE on Page 2 - Storm Moving IN - WORRIED HELP

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mommto3kiddos, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

    644
    1
    131
    Mar 9, 2011
    We have a bad storm coming through late tonight. This is only the second night for my girls to be out in their new coop. They are using the ramp to the coop well and go in and out constantly! Im so nervous and thinking about going out and getting them and putting them in the brooder for the night, but my husband said they will be fine and need to learn to get in the coop and hunker down.. I know if they get in the coop they will be fine... UGH

    What would you do???
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2011
  2. Matthew3590

    Matthew3590 Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,087
    19
    178
    Apr 10, 2011
    Middle, TN
    Shove them in the coop and not let them be able to get out till the storm has passed. But if it was really bad and you would most likely need to hide somewhere for safety then take em with you.
     
  3. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    7,470
    15
    253
    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    They'll be fine. My birds roosted outside in the snow at a young age. [​IMG] Chickens are suprisingly resilient, and probably will go in anyway if they don't like the rain. Mine love the rain...it makes the worms come up [​IMG]
     
  4. Tamato

    Tamato Out Of The Brooder

    42
    0
    32
    Mar 23, 2011
    Lake County, Florida
    When we first let ours out in the run (when they were about 5 1/2 weeks) we were getting afternoon thunderstorms here. Before the rain started we would lock them in the coop until it stopped. I was worried to death that they were gonna blow away or something but they were fine.
     
  5. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

    644
    1
    131
    Mar 9, 2011
    I don't think we will get to crawling into the closet bad, but we are having high winds and some rain & thunder.. They are in the coop now so I might run out and shove something over the door to trap them in... hmmm
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2011
  6. plucker

    plucker Out Of The Brooder

    52
    0
    29
    Mar 30, 2011
    Middle TN
    Storm coming through here tonight too (Mid TN) so I moved the chicks back in the brooder. They have been in the coop with the ramp pulled up so they can't get out into the run (ramp pulls up to seal the outlet) but I was afraid that being in the new coop and the storm would freak them out so they're in for the night.
     
  7. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

    952
    1
    121
    Mar 25, 2011
    Hagerstown, MD
    i'm a total newbie but I would say if storm means possible tornadoes or high winds to wreck ur coop, i would bring them in...but that's just me and i am a worrier! [​IMG]
     
  8. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

    733
    1
    131
    Feb 17, 2011
    South East TN
    I also lock mine up at night. We are expecting rain too. I know they will be dry and cozy in there and wont have to worry that some dummy is sitting out in the run being rained on,lol. Make them all go in the coop and close them inside.
     
  9. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

    644
    1
    131
    Mar 9, 2011
    Quote:We are middle TN too - same storm system.. I think Im just gonna ignore hubby and go get my girls...
     
  10. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens

    5,008
    217
    331
    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    They know what to do. Ours always run for cover bf a bad storm. Today it rained hard all day and those little halfwits were out there lovin it, soaking wet! [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by