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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cary 1973, Dec 9, 2012.
what wind speed/ gust do you lock your chickens up to keep them safe from being blown around
I attach deep sea fishing weights to their legs. Works really well.
I don't start worrying till about 60mph.
Everyone knows you only need 1 weight, keeps them spinning in place.
I don't worry about it. They've survived thousands of years handling things like that for themselves. As long as they can get behind something to break the force of the wind, they'll manage.
I have to be careful how I phrase this. There is a difference in breaking the force of the wind and breaking wind.
Imp, how do you connect them? Maybe a bowline knot so it doesn't tighten up? That's my favorite non-slip knot.
I had to be careful how I phrased that. There is a difference in breaking the force of the wind and breaking wind. I'm sure Sour understands.
Cary, I apologize. I'm just having fun with a couple of people I like. I am serious in that I give them something they can hide behind then leave it up to them.
Oh you naughty, naughty boys and girls! Now you know there's probably someone out there whose going to try this!
To the OP, in all seriousness, I've never locked my chickens up due to wind. They go inside on their own only when the wind is strong enough to blow them sideways.
thank you all for the replys and laughs
They became very dizzy when I only used one weight, and they laid scrambled eggs.
And my family can't figure out why I literally laugh out loud here........."What can be so funny about chickens, anyway?"
Cary, I've had birds roost in trees year round, even in wind storms that broke branches all over town. Honey and I would be in bed and hear a smaller branch hit the roof and ask each other "think that was a chicken?" Never was!