Scented Candles & Chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BantyChickMom, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Anyone know if scented candles have any affect on chickens?
    I know they are deadly to parrots, parakeets, etc. but
    don't know about chickens.
     
  2. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Anybody?


    Have I stumped all the experts out there?
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    If scented candles were deadly to parrots mine would be dead a long time ago.

    I used to burn tons of them and smoke cigarettes in my room where the bird lived.

    We still have candles going often and even some scented insenses now and then.

    We've had plenty of chicks in brooders exposed to this and have had no problems.
    Half the time we burn them to get rid of the brooder smell.

    I quit smoking when I found out Drumstick was coming so please don't get
    mad at me about smoking around my bird. I was young and stupid. Now I'm
    a little older and stupid, but smoke free. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2007
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I haven't had a problem yet...
     
  5. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    Glad I read this post thought you were selling candles that smelled like chickens and was wondering fried chicken? burning feathers? or plain old chicken stuff smell. Dont know what effect scented candles would have on chickens though. Are you trying to get your chickens in the mood or just trying to cover up that chicken smell??
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  6. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    Me too, I was thinking she was trying to get the chickens to smell good. [​IMG]
     
  7. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Actually, I didn't want to kill the chicks I have in the house like I did my parakeets about 8 yrs. ago.
    I love scented candles and the scented oil but haven't been sure about the effects on my chicks, so I haven't burned any in about 6 weeks.


    Ya'll really crack me up with that weird sense of humor,
    after fighting the mobs with last minute shopping, I really needed a good laugh.


    But since I'm planning on cranking the bator back up after Christmas, I might just have to try the "getting them in the mood" thing if ya'll think it has the slightest chance of working. [​IMG]
     
  8. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad I read this post thought you were selling candles that smelled like chickens and was wondering fried chicken? burning feathers? or plain old chicken stuff smell. Dont know what effect scented candles would have on chickens though. Are you trying to get your chickens in the mood or just trying to cover up that chicken smell??

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  9. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    BantyChickMom wrote: I know they are deadly to parrots, parakeets, etc. but
    don't know about chickens.

    They can be VERY DEADLY to chickens.......If they get to close to the flame or the Roo knocks it over while setting the mood for his hens. [​IMG]


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  10. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Thanks for the warning LCRT,
    I'll keep that in mind
     

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