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Who has chicks in a basement with gas heat?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shay20, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Hello, ok i am wondering who has there chicks in a basement that has a gas heater set up for your house?

    I am thinking on setting up brooders in my basement, but we have gas heat, and i am wondering if that is ok for them.

  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I have gas furnace and gas water heater and gas dryer so it works well for me. Never had any issues as LONG you get it maintained and checked out throughly by a professional. If you smell gas, you can be sure the chicks can too and can die from it if it is overexposed fromthe carbon monoxide. Safest thing you can do is to install the CO detector.
  3. Uzuri

    Uzuri Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    Like EweSheep said, if the heater kills them, you've got bigger problems than just losing some chicks. Get yourself a CO detector (preferably before you get the chicks) and make sure you don't have any leaks. You shouldn't need a gas detector if you have a working nose -- I've experienced a gas leak; it's unmistakable -- but do get a CO alarm for the basement at least.

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