Paint fumes

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jnewb, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. jnewb

    jnewb Just Hatched

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    Hello,
    The outside of my house and garage are being painted today. My chickens are out in the yard while this is happening, are the fumes hazardous to them? Their coop is pretty close to the house so I didn't want them in there while the painters are working. Now that they have started though, I'm very worried even with the chickens out in the yard. My girls are molting right now so thats a lot of stress. Does anyone have advice?
    Thank you!
    Jordan
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    If they aren't up against the building sniffing fumes or inside the garage while it is being painted, there are no concerns.
     
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  3. jnewb

    jnewb Just Hatched

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    Thank you! That is a relief to hear. Do you think they'll be ok to go back into their coop tonight as long as the paint on the house next to it has dried? Thanks again!
     
  4. sara1226

    sara1226 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I personally would consider the wind (although I realize wind direction can change). How close is the coop? If it is close by, and the wind is blowing the paint smell towards the coop.. Do you have windows on the coop you can just close up for the night?

    What kind of chickens do you have? I'm relatively new at all this too. Only had them since May, but love them!

    ~Sara
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, not to worry. I sometimes paint the inside of the coop in the morning and let them back in by nightfall. But I have huge ventilation. Is it oil paint of latex? If it's latex, it should be OK.
     

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