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Fogging chicken coop? Need some pointers..

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Hi all! I have a 12'x12' chicken coop with a 40'x50'x run/flight pen attached to it that houses 8 peafowl and a handful of chickens.. I had an older hen get ill and pass away so I want to do a deep clean and disinfect with a fogger to make sure I kill any bacteria/viruses that may or may not be present.

 

I have both Oxine and Virkon S tabs- I understand you can use both in a fogger and I'm thinking about using the Virkon S as I understand it covers a wider variety of bacteria/viruses ..

 

Has anyone ever fogged with Virkon S? Also, when fogging, do I need to be careful about breathing in any of the product? I plan on wearing a respirator and hope that'll be enough.. 

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Welp, I thought I'd post an update in case anyone ever searches for whether or not it's okay to fog with Virkon..

 

I went for it and fogged with both Oxine and the Virkon S yesterday (not mixed together, Oxine first, then the Virkon) - I kicked the birds out into the run and closed them out of the coop for the day and did a deep clean followed with the fogging. 

 

I wore a respirator to be safe - and so far I haven't keeled over and died, grown any extra body parts, or turned into a lizard :yesss:

 

The birds are still in the run today, just to be safe. I will let them back into the coop tonight when I get home from work. It actually worked out pretty well since I wormed them yesterday too.

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