Question about baby chicks and spring cleaning & painting..........

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mourningdove, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    Hello all, I am wanting to get my kitchen repainted this spring and am
    wanting to know if with proper ventilation would the paint fumes hurt any baby chicks I have in my house or the eggs in the bator?
    I have gotten alot done for my babies outside and am wanting to start spring cleaning on the inside. So will cleaning chemicals and paint hurt the babys? Dumb question that needs an answer! Thanks!
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Bird's respiratory systems are very sensitive. I wouldn't risk it. Is there another location where they could go until the cleaning & painting is completed?
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I agree with Jenn - I would move them somewhere that has clean, fume free air.
  4. CTChickenMom

    CTChickenMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 5, 2009
    SE Connecticut
    Maybe you could close them in one room with closed doors and an open window.
  5. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    Thank you all for your replies! I am now gonna do fall cleaning and
    painting instead! [​IMG] I don't want to hurt the health of the chickies
    so I will just wait to get started!
  6. TN Henny Penny

    TN Henny Penny Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 22, 2011
    I'm very glad to find this thread this a.m. We need to paint some additions for the coop that is under construction and cannot do so outside due to sleet! We would normally paint in the garage, but our less than week old chicks are there. Seems the consensus is that the fumes could be harmful to them, so we need to find another place for painting?
  7. DrFood

    DrFood Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 3, 2011
    Wisconsin near Madison
    Yes, birds are very sensitive to toxins in the air.

    I first became suspicious of non-stick coatings when parrot owners on a clicker training list reported parrots dying from being in the kitchen with overheated nonstick pans. [​IMG] That was 15 years ago.

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