Is duct tape toxic to baby chicks.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ireneocean, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. ireneocean

    ireneocean Just Hatched

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    Hello, yesterday I got two baby silkie chicks. They are two days old and I love them so much. I built them a brooder out of a plastic tote and I cut out a section on the lid to put wire on. I have zip ties to secure it but I also duct taped the inside of the lid to hold down the wire I'm concerned that duct tape is toxic to them like if the light heats it up and they breath it in it's dangerous. I sound like a over protective parent because I love them so much and want the best for them so is the duct tape toxic?
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Remove the lid and cover the whole opening with wire. You may be creating a sauna with the lid the way you have it. Chicks need fresh air. They also need some area so they can get away from the heat, should it get too warm. I would not worry about the duck tape issue.
    WISHING YOU BEST.. [​IMG]
     
  3. ireneocean

    ireneocean Just Hatched

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    Thank you.
     

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