How do you all deal with it?!?!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Year of the Rooster, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Everytime I got to the coop DUST is EVERYWHERE at every little crack! It's all over the heat lamp too! UGH!!! How do you all deal with this torture? [​IMG]
     
  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Dust? I honestly don't care.
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

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    Quote:Really?? I've heard alot of bad things about how it can cause respiratory problems.. [​IMG] Is it not as bad as it seems?
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    According to Opa, breathing the dust will cause you to be unable to count correctly, causing in inexplicable urge for more chickens.

    To be honest, the dust can be harmful. If you're concerned, use a face mask.
     
  5. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the floor of your coop dirty? This could be a contributor.
    Dust will dirty your bulbs, which will make them less effective. You could have cold chickens if the bulb isn't dusted!!!
     
  6. Year of the Rooster

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    Though I am conscious about my own health, what about the chickens? How will the dust affect them?
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes the dust can cause BREEDER DISEASE, in most cases its the worker at the big poultry houses.

    Best to wear a mask, anytime you are cleaning any bird pens.
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:just make sure they have fresh air flow, they will be ok
     
  9. Year of the Rooster

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    Ok, Thank you all for your suggestions and information. [​IMG]
     
  10. gkeesling

    gkeesling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just started with my first batch of chickens. I have discovered the dust issue as well. I did some research on it and found it's a pretty normal occurance for chickens in coops. I just open the coop doors from time to time to be sure there is a good air flow and don't worry so much about the dust as far as the chickens are concerned. When I clean the pine shavings from the floor I do wear a mask and goggles though. I read some articles that said the dust wasn't a good thing to breathe, especially with all the chicken poop mixed in with it. If you have lights and stuff in the coop you may dust them off from time to time.
     

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