Smoke and Chickens. Should I move my hens inside?

What would you do with dangerous air quality?


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Texas Transplant

Chirping
Mar 1, 2020
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Thanks for the link! I'll check it out. :)
I just gave that post an update a little bit ago, fyi. Chickens have notoriously weak respiratory systems, they need to come inside the garage or house....or as some folks have recommended, hang up wet sheets over their run and the venting in the coop. Good Luck ! I'm in Central Oregon and the AQI is 480 right now 😭
 

Starburst

Free Ranging
May 25, 2020
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Western Washington
I just gave that post an update a little bit ago, fyi. Chickens have notoriously weak respiratory systems, they need to come inside the garage or house....or as some folks have recommended, hang up wet sheets over their run and the venting in the coop. Good Luck ! I'm in Central Oregon and the AQI is 480 right now 😭
Oh no! That's awful. I’m so sorry.
 

rosemarythyme

Crossing the Road
Jul 3, 2016
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My Coop
200 is bad too! I just don't know how my man does it?! He's a wildland firefighter/EMT with the Forest Service. I'm older than him but, I think I'll be taking care of him as the years go by.
It's bad but not nearly as crazy as other parts of the coast - and my area was mostly spared the smoke from earlier this week, so it's only been like this since yesterday.

Hope your fella is doing ok, I can't imagine what it must be like to be in thick of all of this! Thank him for the work he does!
 
Sep 13, 2019
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Hi, everyone! Where I am in Washington, the air quality is lingering between Very Unhealthy and Dangerous. It's very hard to see outside because of all of the smoke, and I can't go out there without getting asthma. My chickens are troopers and handling it fairly well, but I'm still concerned about their health. Do you have any tips for helping my chickens handle the smoke outdoors, or do you recommend I move them inside immediately? Or do you think they'll be fine as it is? Also, are there any red flags I should look for in my flock if they're not handling it well? And what I should do should their health decrease? Thank you so much for taking the time to reply!
You should maybe lock them in the henhouse, I'm worried about my chooks too, but they seemed to be fine
 

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