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Candles and Chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CoopDelisle, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. CoopDelisle

    CoopDelisle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was cleaning the house today and was about to light some of my scented soy candles while I worked. My baby chicks are in the sunroom, open to the house. All of a sudden I remembered that you are not supposed to light candles with pet birds in the house. I guess that would have to include chicks, right? If so, that was a close call, although I don't remember if soy candles can hurt regular birds or just wax candles? Anyway, it would be good to know...
     
  2. mhoward92

    mhoward92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Soy candles Could possibly hurt them if they were enclosed in it for a long time. Wax candles - the same thing. Strong Scented waxed candles all have a fume called "Gtc" (Gallome Tranquilled Centracide) I plays the same affect that cO2 does to humans. I wouldent be worried about them if it was a short period of time and if they are acting regular now.
     
  3. blb

    blb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had no idea about that. Thanks for letting me know! I'm getting chicks in on tues and usually have a candle going somewhere for scent.
     
  4. CoopDelisle

    CoopDelisle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, thank you for that info. I am glad I thought about it before lighting up!
     

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