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Dust on light bulbs!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by elliemb, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. elliemb

    elliemb In the Brooder

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    Just a reminder to keep light bulbs in the coop dust free! I had one of my heat lamps shut off for several days and then with this cold snap plugged it back in. I was surprised at how much dust collects and it had a "just turned the electric heat on" smell to it. My inlaws lost a coop of chickens many years ago and they think dust build up was the culprit! It will be nice when spring comes and I can give the whole building a good cleaning! Dusty little critters![​IMG]
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

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    Just the other day I was thinking about posting on this. I had a frozen waterer that I put the heat lamp on and I was thinking the dust covered bulbs in a barn could be potential fire hazzards.

    Thanks for the reminder!
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    Definately something to think about. And heck....there are plenty "feather dusters" close by. Just grab a hen, and shake her booty over the bulb.......just let the bulb cool first! LOL
     
  4. steveo

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    I was having that same smell the other day and it took me a while to figure out that it was the dust on the bulb
     
  5. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    Well it made me laugh anyway. [​IMG]
     
  6. elliemb

    elliemb In the Brooder

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    Lol justusnak....it is the least they could do in the clean up department!! I will see if there is a volunteer in the morning! Where does all that bloomin dust come from anyway? Straw bales? Poop?
     
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    THe dust comes from the chickens themselves.... I had to put my temp sensor thingie in a zip lock to protect from all that dust....
     

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