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Moved House. Advice Please re: Yard Cleanup from Previous Chickens.

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Hi All,

 

We recently moved house and have since built our version of a "Chicken Palace".  A new run has also been built and all chickens are currently being kept within.

 

However, this week I've lost two chickens.  One 8 week old and one 6 year old.

 

The new place doesn't yet have fencing and the neighbours chickens roam our property at will.  Obviously getting fencing done is a priority (finances permitting), however, until this is possible, is there anything I can do to 'cleanup' the yard from whatever diseases etc. the neighbours chickens might be carrying?  Is there perhaps something I can spray?  Would EM be effective in correcting a problem?

 

I've started a deep litter in both the coop and run with rice hulls, chopped leaves and grass clippings (in hindsight that may have been my biggest mistake).

 

What do others do to clean up the new place when they move house with their chickens?

~ Angela

Wife to a FANTASTIC husband, Mum to 11 kids, carer of 2 rabbits, 25 chickens, 3 dog, 5 cats, 6 talking Lovebirds, Yumi the baby turtle, and 3 goats   

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~ Angela

Wife to a FANTASTIC husband, Mum to 11 kids, carer of 2 rabbits, 25 chickens, 3 dog, 5 cats, 6 talking Lovebirds, Yumi the baby turtle, and 3 goats   

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I'm not familiar with EM?  If your neighbors chickens are roaming through the yard on a daily basis, it would seem pointless to clean up until it's secured. You can keep it clean from chicken poop - that will help.

  Some diseases are transmitted in feathers and dander, so keeping the other birds out of your yard should be top priority.

Expat Brit living the dream - 40ish chickens, 2 Beagles, 2 cats, rabbits........and counting.

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    We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.     Mother Teresa

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Expat Brit living the dream - 40ish chickens, 2 Beagles, 2 cats, rabbits........and counting.

Blogger for: www.thehappychickencoop.com

 

    We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.     Mother Teresa

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Thanks for replying.  Yeah....impatient for fencing to be done.  Hopefully in the next 3-4 months.

 

EM is effective microrganisms.  My understanding is that is inoculates good bacteria.

~ Angela

Wife to a FANTASTIC husband, Mum to 11 kids, carer of 2 rabbits, 25 chickens, 3 dog, 5 cats, 6 talking Lovebirds, Yumi the baby turtle, and 3 goats   

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~ Angela

Wife to a FANTASTIC husband, Mum to 11 kids, carer of 2 rabbits, 25 chickens, 3 dog, 5 cats, 6 talking Lovebirds, Yumi the baby turtle, and 3 goats   

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Thanks for replying.  Yeah....impatient for fencing to be done.  Hopefully in the next 3-4 months.

 

EM is effective microrganisms.  My understanding is that is inoculates good bacteria.


Again - until your yard is secure, I would not waste money on something that will likely have to be done again!  Lucky you! Living in Chiang Mai - I was there many years ago - loved it...

Expat Brit living the dream - 40ish chickens, 2 Beagles, 2 cats, rabbits........and counting.

Blogger for: www.thehappychickencoop.com

 

    We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.     Mother Teresa

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Expat Brit living the dream - 40ish chickens, 2 Beagles, 2 cats, rabbits........and counting.

Blogger for: www.thehappychickencoop.com

 

    We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.     Mother Teresa

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