Air Freshener!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RocketChick, May 11, 2009.

  1. RocketChick

    RocketChick Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my friends sprayed some air freshener in the room with the chicks in it. It was just one spray, directed at the opposite corner of the chicks, but ahhh! She didnt know any better so Im not mad but Im worried! The whole room smells like apple pie! Will the chicks be okay? The brooder is HUGE, halfway filled with pine shavings, and I cant move them into any other room! D:

    Its a spray meant to make rooms smell good not kill odors but...will they be okay! PANIC PANIC PANIC!
     
  2. Barry

    Barry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't think that apple pie smell ever killed anyone.
     
  3. RocketChick

    RocketChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Well haha it is a very good smell, but when I had parakeets it was a huge rule you didnt spray anything because they couldnt breath that stuff and Im worried it goes for chicks and ducklings too. Dx
     
  4. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
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    They will probably be all right, but you are right- it's not good for them to breathe that stuff. I'd suggest to open a window, let some air circulate around, while making sure no cold air blows on them.
     
  5. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    rdranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The last week our chicks were in the brooder in the basement, spraying air freshener was routine. I always look forward to the day they go outside.[​IMG]
     
  7. andrea98

    andrea98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm i have a sun conure parrot & he is 11 .. i have always used candles & airfreshener & so forth & he hasnt died yet??? wonder if i should reconsider my usage of good smelling things???.....
     
  8. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    Well, i have a bunch of birds -- 2 starlings, a cockatiel, a one-winged blue jay etc. and i don't use any of those just in case, have heard too many stories of folks coming home leaving a candle burning and all their birds are dead... look into options like, a pan of water with cinemon or any type of spice on low and it will help- i know the vet sells a candle that is safe for birds, but its $10
     
  9. toyzbox

    toyzbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BYRDLUV is exactly right. The respiratory system of a bird is very sensitive. I have a cockatoo and 2 conures and I’ve been raising parrots for some time now. If you can avoid it (and most of the time you can) sprays, candles and ESPECIALLY products with Teflon should be avoided. But I think this one time incident won’t be fatal. Just air out the room and it should be fine.
     

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