Wind, wind, go away!!!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by jeaucamom, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    We are in the middle of a NASTY storm. Wind going at 35-45 miles as hour. I have been up all night praying desperately for my chi-chis (children&chickens) My coop is 8 feet tall and I am so scared it is going to blow over. I don't have anyway to anchor it down. And we have a HUGE oak outside our rooms that has been blowing limbs on the roof all night. Scared the dog poop out of me several times. I do thank God for our dry warm home, but I hate this weather.
  2. flakey chick

    flakey chick Songster

    May 3, 2007
    Water is a good anchor. Fill up some milk jugs or other containers and tie them to the coop. You might be surprised by how much that helps.
  3. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    [​IMG] Hold on SUZ....... I know that scarey feeling....... its windy windy here today.but not that bad...... Flaky had a great idea...... I am off to take my mom out for a bit.....I am big nuff to anchor her down...otherwise SHE would blow away...........praying the storm moves quickly and you and your chi chi's (love that ) are okay girl..........
  4. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    Southeast Texas
    Hang on tight!! It will be ok. Stay away from windows!

    oh yea,... and talk to the Father !

  5. HenHaven

    HenHaven Songster

    Mar 3, 2007
    Coarsegold, CA

    Same weather here...this is the first day in over a year that I am keeping the coop closed up. The girls complained to me this morning, but they are just going to have to wait it out!

    I would anchor your coop with anything you can find! Good suggestions from others! Hang in there!
  6. azchickadee

    azchickadee In the Brooder

    Oct 12, 2007
    Sonoran Desert, AZ
    Hope you're doing ok jeaucamom!

    During the spring and summer we get dustdevils and monsoon winds that wreak havoc. To anchor our coop and trampoline my DH poured concrete into coffee cans with a metal hook sticking out of them and then buried them underground. Then he used nylon straps to tie the coop and trampoline to the concrete. It has worked fabulously. Hope that helps!
  7. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    No power now for several heat [​IMG] The bator is already cooled and Humidity says 80% which I don't understand. I wrapped it in my heavy coat. Good thing it is just a dry run. Trees are swaying so bad they are touching the ground. The wind blew the latches off the coop doors and I had to go out and screw the doors shut. We still have access to them through the window in an emergencty. And over 1/2 our fence is down. Yikes and it still blowing like nothing I have ever seen in my life. I can not even imagine what a hurricane is like, GEESH, this is by far the craziest weather I have ever been in.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2008
  8. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Songster

    Feb 7, 2007
    Northern California
    Quote:Yeah were getting hammered today. Our chickens abandon the coop and they are shacking up in the doghouse with the dogs. Our coop is pretty secure it also is around eight feet tall, we attached a pen to ours using 4x4’s along the bottom so I hope it doesn’t go anywhere.
  9. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Songster

    Apr 21, 2007
    Sonoma County
    I had to get out and tie our chicken roof down this morning. It appears that when DH put the roof on this fall, he didn't notice that one side of the poly panels wasn't catching on he screws. So the wind was just whipping that panel around, making an awfull noise and letting the rain in. Thank goodness the front and top were fastened securely. I took lots of bailing twine and just criss crossed that roof, and tied it down to fenceposts, so the wind couldn't lift it anymore. [​IMG]
    The wind also blew the rain in through a big crack by the door and through the vents under the eaves. So I went out there with old vinyl tablecloths and feedbags to close up all the openings as best I could. Just as I finished, another big front hit and things were quite cozy in the hen house. [​IMG]
    The big front is past us now. So we get a chance to recover and prepare for the next one.
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    we had the wind last week (or was it a few days ago) - it was NASTY...... and bitterly cold. I got nervous myself, trees swaying and tapping on the roof of the garage......................

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