Storm Eunice Damage

In the red zone for Storm Eunice I was dreading meeting her, sadly she arrived bang on time early Friday morning, following on from Storm Dudley the day before. She really made an entrance (such a show off she was) but her presence was really felt from 11am onwards when this happened in my garden…..

A 60′ pine tree uprooted and came down on my chicken enclosure and coop, taking the fence with it. Storm Eunice continued to get stronger and stronger as the day went on and well into the early hours.

Even though reports were very clear about how bad this storm was anticipated to be, I’m still in shock at the destruction. But the main thing is I’m unharmed and my chickens are safe and well but only because I moved them to emergency accommodation elsewhere the day before.

My chicken coop is under there somewhere.

The tree has been removed by tree surgeons, the fence will be repaired when the weather calms and the chicken enclosure rebuilt. Clearing up the debris will take a bit of time. My old chicken coop (which I have had for many many years) is obviously damaged but after a quick look it might be repairable. I’m sure going to try because let’s face it, not many chickens coops would still be standing after having a tree land on it!

I went to the allotment today to check it over, fully expecting to see every shed blown over and greenhouses smashed. I was surprised to see just one shed over on the whole site and greenhouses all fine, which is very lucky indeed.

Stay safe everyone, the weather is still barmy and some trees probably weakened.

23 Comments Add yours

  1. So sorry to see that, how lucky you had the forethought to move your chickens. We got off lightly, only a fence down despite the 80mph winds. Take care and stay safe 🥰

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    1. I am so glad I moved them, it doesn’t bear thinking about. Glad your damage was minimal, still a pain though! Thank you, you take care too it’s still pretty wild out there! x

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  2. annebrooke says:

    Oh no – that’s horrid 😦 😦 So very sorry but also so relieved you and the chickens are unharmed xxxxxxxxx

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    1. Thank you Anne, it has been a tough few days but at least we’re all safe. Take care xxxxx


  3. Neo Trinity says:

    Sorry so see you had damage. Glad the chickens are OK.

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    1. Thank you, I am glad too.


  4. CJ says:

    So sorry to see the tree down and all of the damage, but very glad no-one (and no chicken!) was injured. Good news about the allotment site too. I hope the repairs won’t take too long or be too trying. CJ xx

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    1. Thank you CJ. I hope so too xx


  5. grumcarrington says:

    Oh no,that looks dreadful..x


    1. I know 😦 It’s not a pretty sight, the clear up is rather slow due to the weather still being so wild!


  6. Flighty says:

    Goodness you were lucky considering the size of that tree.
    Glad to read that your plot is okay. Take care. xx

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    1. Thank you Flighty, it was a scary moment seeing that come down. I will check the plot again tomorrow, Storm Franklin is here now and very strong. What a week! You take care too xx


  7. Dominique says:

    So sorry to see how bad was the storm.
    A lot of work to get rid of the tree !
    But glad to know the chicken were safe…

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    1. Thank you! The chickens are all safe and well, just a little confused! So far 3 named storms one after the other have hit our region, never known anything like it. The rain last night from Storm Franklin which is still here now was very heavy indeed. I hope things calm down soon! x

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  8. Sue Garrett says:

    I’m glad that you and the chickens are safe. Well done for moving them.

    The winds were fierce her but we have had no damage, We haven’t been to the allotment but a plot friend has kept an eye on things and tells us that everything is OK

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    1. Thank you Sue, the winds were very strong indeed. Glad to hear you haven’t suffered any damage and your plot is OK x


  9. Tabula Rasa says:

    Wow! Glad the chickens are ok

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    1. Thank you, they are a bit confused (they like routine) but seem happy enough.

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  10. Oh my goodness!!! So glad you and the chickens are ok. That’s a big tree!! Good luck with the removals and repairs. My garden is in California but we also just had some big trees come down, so I’m really sympathizing.


    1. Thank you! It was so scary to see it come down, and sad that we had to have 2 other pines removed as they were significantly weakened afterwards.

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  11. Adam Leone says:

    My goodness! I’m so sorry to see this and relieved it was just the fence and the coop that got damaged (although that is annoying! It can always be worse.) Sending my best!


    1. Thank you! Yes I agree, it could have been worse.

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