Dust masks; are any comfortable to wear?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Folly's place, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    So that's my question. I wear the disposable N95 masks from the paint department, as an effective product. I have never bought and tried everything out there, and in general, the respirators I've worn have not been fun to wear. Anyone have opinions and a least difficult but effective dust mask to recommend? Mary

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I wouldn't consider them comfortable, but Foy's Pigeon Supply sells a very effective canister type mask. Without it I would never have been able to keep my pigeons.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Canister respirator(particle and carbon) with soft face contact....
    ...not comfortable per se but seals well...which is key, IMO.
    Most the disposable ones don't fit my face...which is uncomfortable.

    Bought 2 of them 20 years ago to blow insulation into attic.
    Used it for mixing concrete for sculpture work and silicone mold making for same.
    Very effective for dust and odor.



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