I have an odd situation. I have an automatic watering system in my chicken coop fed by a 45 gal water tank. The tank has completely drained into my coop over the couple days and I have so much mold everywhere that I can write my name on the walls and ceiling. The mold is so thick that it almost looks like the ceiling and walls are covered in white snow at least 1/8 of an inch think.
The tank must have been slowly leaking for the last couple weeks because I noticed recently I was getting a moisture problem. The leak must of suddenly became more sever and drained the entire tank. I use the deep littler method (almost 24 inches of bedding in each pen) and I think it took a little while for the bedding to wick the water up to the surface. I saw a little mold starting in the corner two days ago and now it is everywhere. I live in Wisconsin, and I have about 5 hours before the temperature plummets 30 degrees into the single digits. I am going to remove all the wet bedding and dry everyone off immediately. I will also try to relocate as may birds as possible, but I do not have enough room to move them all. I am looking for help on what to do about the mold. I am thinking of putting some kind of drying agent all over the ceiling and walls and floor such as lime. Also I have a space heater I use for the coop when it gets really cold that I will turn on. I want to air out the coop but we have high winds, snow, rain, and ice coming.
If you have any ideas, please let me know. I will be outside shoveling lots of wet bedding, but will check back periodically.