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Spore growing in the coop

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Last fall was very wet around here and we had an issue with some type of mushroom/fungus growing inside one of our coops. We moved them to a temporary "coop" we made in the barn, but it's spring and the barn will be needed for baby alpacas shortly. We've cleaned out the old coop, and dried it out as best we can, but there is some concern that the spore bits are in the wood and might become a respiratory issue.   Is there anything I can treat the coop with to prevent this or is this coop toast?

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Bleach.  Seriously.  Dilute it and then spray it on with a pump sprayer.  Make sure everything gets a good soak and then let it air dry.

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Bleach should work.....but first..... find out why it was that wet in there, and fix it.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Bleach should work.....but first..... find out why it was that wet in there, and fix it.

 

Good point.....

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Bleach should work.....but first..... find out why it was that wet in there, and fix it.

Another thought.....bleach and ammonia can create a very toxic gas....so hopefully there isn't a ton of wet stinky bird droppings (ammonia) in the shed.

Due diligence...LOTS of ventilation.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
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Originally Posted by aart View Post
 

Another thought.....bleach and ammonia can create a very toxic gas....so hopefully there isn't a ton of wet stinky bird droppings (ammonia) in the shed.

Due diligence...LOTS of ventilation.

 

Think of the chloramine fumes generated as another thing that will kill all the fungus.  Just kidding......don't create chloramine gas if you can avoid it....

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