Finally, all our chickens from our first batch have been sold and we want to begin getting our second batch of chicken. I have some questions though.
1. Is it necessary to clean and disinfect between each batch... or would a regular cleaning (like the floors, feeders, waters, etc.) be ok? Is a deep clean a once a year thing or between every batch of chicken... we get 500 or more at a time.
2. If disinfecting is needed, do items inside the chicken house like chairs, shovels, ladders that are inside also have to be disinfected? (Last time our chicken were able to get in the front of the chicken house where we kept random assorted items. Now I am wondering if those things need to be disinfected too.)
3. What is a good procedure to clean/disinfect a chicken house? Any link you have is cool. Our chicken house is a large wooden house with a lot of chicken wire for the windows. We also have tarps to cover the chicken wire from outside... so don't know if those would need to be cleaned or disinfected too.
Last, we don't have a hose (it's Africa)... but we can fill buckets with water to throw on the floor or walls if need be.