Pine Pellets concern

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by pamduff, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. pamduff

    pamduff Out Of The Brooder

    47
    0
    34
    Oct 6, 2011
    Hi we decided to try using pine pellets today. We have been using hay and I thought the pellets might be easier to maintain. My concern is the very strong odor we are experiencing from them. Our brooder is indoors and I am worried that the smell coming off may be dangerous for the chicks. We have spent a lot of time trying to air it out but it does not seem to be helping much. It is bothering me and I am not right on top of it. Is this going to be a problem for my chicks? They are about 5 weeks and so far have been very healthy. I would appreciate any advice on this matter. Thank you.
    Pam
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    5,545
    224
    288
    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    The odor won't hurt them, and you'll find it will mostly go away in a few days
     
  3. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

    4,149
    224
    258
    Jun 21, 2011
    Oklahoma
    I used them in my brooder (also inside) and that why I *did like them, because they smelled so good.
     
  4. pamduff

    pamduff Out Of The Brooder

    47
    0
    34
    Oct 6, 2011
    Thank you all for you speedy responses...I love the smell as well it is just so overpowering and really bothering me...headache and such but as long as it will not hurt them I will tolerate it....the things we will do for these birds! LOL.
     
  5. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

    5,719
    43
    283
    May 8, 2007
    Wisconsin
    If it's that strong, that you're getting a headache from it, I'd switch to something else, for now. You could air them out and use them later or just use them out in the coop later.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by