Harmful things in coop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Nightbrew, May 4, 2011.

  1. Nightbrew

    Nightbrew Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 4, 2011
    Hey guys I dont know if this is the right place to post but here goes. My mom was told by a co worker that a dog cannot stay, or be housed in an old chicken coop or it will kill the dog. I could see this happening from ammonia build up, but a coop that is vacant for a while shouldnt have any buildup. Any truth to this at all, or have any idea what she would be talking about, thanks.
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Never heard of that. Ammonia fumes bad enough to kill a dog would kill chickens faster. Chickens have a much more specialized respiratory system, and require more air flow than your average mammal.
  3. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    I have no idea what the answer is....but I'm betting that whomever said that got this story as a child... "No, you can't have a dog because the only place we could keep him would be the old chicken coop and everyone knows that dogs will die if they stay in an old chicken coop!" Just guessing.......[​IMG]
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Mountains of Western N.C.
    [​IMG] made me laugh

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