I have a house chicken..what is all the dust in my room?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Iloveourbabychick, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. Iloveourbabychick

    Iloveourbabychick Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 29, 2008
    Happy our rooster lives in my bedroom.Hes in a huge dog cage.I noticed theres dust like all over my desk and tv..And its never been like this..Is this coming from the feed?or what?Is it bad to sleep in there?Thanks

    Its imposiable to put him outside because we live in an apartment.

    No rude remarks plz
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2008
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    It's feather dander from your bird.
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Could be the feed, depends on what you are feeding him. Could be the bedding, especially if you use shavings. But chickens do produce dander just like dogs and cats. Most likely it is a combination of all of these. It's never good to breath in dust so you should dust and clean the room thoroughly pretty often. [​IMG]
  4. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am going to say its dander.
    For the first time I have terrible dander from a group of chickens in the grower pen in the garage.
    I have brooded alot of chickens and had way more in that pen at times than I do now and never had this much dust.
    I think it depends on the chickens.
    When you clean use a damp or went cloth to clean it up or it will just be pushed around, its not a good idea to be breathing it in.
    Maybe you can also put an air purifier in that room as well to help.
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    It's mainly dander... seems like it's worst when new feathers are growing in but there will always be *some*. This is only one of the reasons why chickens have never been highly popular housepets [​IMG]

    Try to keep things as vacuumed and wiped-up as possible, and maybe keep the door to that room shut, since a) dust is never good for you and b) more exposure equals more chance of developing (or discovering) allergies.

    Have fun,

  6. johnmayersquare

    johnmayersquare Let's Talk About Chicks, Man!

    Nov 17, 2007
    Port Orchard, WA
    I had the dust when I had my chicks inside the house! I decided it was from the pine shavings and them fluffing all around in there and mixing it up.........just a thought!
  7. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 15, 2008
    Is he on shavings? I had thick layers of dust when I had guinea pigs and they don't produce much dander so a lot of it can be from the bedding and food. A less dusty bedding like pellets or paper based can help a lot. Otherwise birds do just produce more dander and dust than most other pets.

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