Paint smell in brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kathi D, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Kathi D

    Kathi D Out Of The Brooder

    62
    2
    29
    May 19, 2008
    ATASCADERO, CA
    I repainted my old brooder on Sunday with fast-drying spray paint. I've left it outside since to dry and air out, but now I'd like to put my new chicks in it. It still smells a little paint-y though. Will that harm the chicks?
     
  2. OreoPlymothRock

    OreoPlymothRock Chillin' With My Peeps

    995
    9
    113
    Apr 3, 2012
    Florida
    It can, depending on what paint you used. Because of the chemicals in the paint. When we built our first duck coop, we were told we were aloawd to paint the outside, but not the inside because of the fumes.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by