Can mulch be dangerous?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BLaBauve, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    We put a dump truck load of oak chips in our run a few weeks ago. Since then we've had chicks die from breathing problems, and
    now a hen that's making weird noises when she breathes. And I have asthma again! I haven't had breathing problems in 6 years. Suddenly- I'm in and out of the doctor. Could it be the mulch???

  2. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Songster

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
    I blame the dust from the mulch... thats all i got im sorry for you breathing troubles... keep your inhailer near by and keep safe sending good (((vibes)))
  3. gamamachik

    gamamachik Songster

    Feb 24, 2009
    South GA
    yes, sand is the best...If you use mulch, try regular pine shavings...
  4. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    It's somewhat frightening how sick I and the chicks have become from the mulch. I thought I was doing a good thing for
    them. We had sand/clay before - but they seemed bored. But I'll do anything to get off the prednisone they put me on. Even if I have to
    hire someone to come in and remove it all.

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