Help... our furnace is in the garage will the chick dust harm it?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by horseshowmomnv, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. horseshowmomnv

    horseshowmomnv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We need to move the 26 chicks to the garage (too much dust) will the dust in the garage harm the furnace?
     
  2. AmyLM

    AmyLM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive wondered about that too. My chicks made an UNBELIEVABLE amount of dust. When our chicks are all out to the barn we will be having the room professionally cleaned and will be changing all of the filters on the furnace/ac. The dust didn't stay in the room like I had hoped... it went all over the whole house (courtesy of central air).
     
  3. Apyl

    Apyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard chicks make alot of dust but I didnt have that problem. What kind of bedding do you use? I decided to go with sand,not sure if that made a difference, it is easy to sift and clean out the poop. Plus once sifted the poop is ready for the garden.
     
  4. horseshowmomnv

    horseshowmomnv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe it is the central air, we used sand and some shavings. The dust is unbearable with 26 chicks. They are now moved into the garage. A friend of mine told me that it is not a problem with the furnace with them being in the garage. Just about have my den dust free, now for the rest of the house. I will never put chicks back in my house, well at least not 26! The chicken math may strike again but never 26 at one time!
     
  5. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also have a furnace (Natural gas) in the garage. I have raised chicks in the garage twice and getting ready to do it again in 3 weeks, I did not have any problems with the furnace. In fact, I had a repairman check the heating and cooling systems as preventative maintenance a couple of weeks ago. He said the furnace looked very good and it was not dirty.
     
  6. horseshowmomnv

    horseshowmomnv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the reassurance! That is what I needed to hear.
     

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