Propane Heaters with baby chicks?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Louisianahomegrown, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Louisianahomegrown

    Louisianahomegrown Out Of The Brooder

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    Last week we lost electricity for 13 hours and I had eggs in two incubators. They got down to 70 after 4 hours and my husband put on the generator. Well, it looks like we are going to have a bad storm tomorrow night and now I have around 50 to 60 quail chicks from 4 to 1 day old. They are in the brooder out in my shed with heat on them and I can't bring them in the house where the generator will be operating if necessary. Can I use a propane heater out there to keep them warm? It is suppose to get down to 29 degrees tomorrow night.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    It depends on the heater type...if you are using a heater that is made for indoor home use and is really clean burning, than I would say yes it would be ok to use here. But if it is a cruder type made for places like "shop" type heating, then I wouldn't risk it. If the area the chicks are in is really air tight with not a lot of air movement, there could be gases accumulating that could harm the chicks if this heater is not clean burning.
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2012

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