Wet, Wet, Wet!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Roy Rooster, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All, [​IMG]

    Tropical Storm Lee is making its way through our area and dropping a huge amount of rain.
    That being said the chicken pen is a absolute soggy mess. I am talking the water
    is coming up out of the ground and puddling in the pen.

    My concern is will this much water in their pen make them sick? [​IMG]

    Is there anything that I can do after the rain stops to prevent any illnesses? [​IMG]

    This is the first time we have had rain of this magnitude come through our area since
    we started keeping chickens. Has anyone else been down this road before? What did
    you do to keep the ladies heads above water? [​IMG]

    Thanks fellow BYCers.
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    If you have a pallet around it is a good time to put that in the run for them to stand on to get out of the puddles.

    Or if you have some plywood you can put concrete blocks down and put the plywood on the pallets.
     
  3. johnwinters

    johnwinters Out Of The Brooder

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    I've never lived where it floods, but when my chicken's bedding in their coop gets soaked I replace it. I don't worry about outside in their runs. Hope this helps!
    JW
     
  4. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just a little concerned why the bedding in the coop is
    getting wet?!?!?!
     
  5. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,

    The pallet idea is a great ideas but I do not have any or cement blocks.
    I will however make sure I get some for the next major rain system that
    we have coming our way.

    The coop is 4 feet off the ground so the ladies are dry and the water is
    not getting into their coop.

    I am just worried about the condition of the pen. Will this much standing water
    in their pen make them sick?

    Thanks all
     
  6. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,

    Still waiting for some replies on the chicken
    pen flooding. [​IMG]

    In particular will standing water in
    their pen make them sick?

    Is there anything I can do after the rain stops to reduce
    illness if that is even a concern?

    Thanks
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

  8. johnwinters

    johnwinters Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Just a little concerned why the bedding in the coop is
    getting wet?!?!?!

    When it storms around here if their windows aren't closed sometimes the rain blows in and makes their bedding wet.
     

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