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How long is chicken poop toxic?

post #1 of 6
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I Plan to run the chickens around the yard in our tractor soon.
We have a 1 year old who likes to play in the grass and put everything in her mouth.

How long does it take for the area to become safe from anything in the chickens poop after they have been on it for a day or two.


Edited by barg - 8/6/07 at 9:05pm
post #2 of 6

I'd spray it down with a hose and let it dry and you should be ok. Toss a little bit of DE over it to be safe if you want.


Edited by CoyoteMagic - 8/6/07 at 8:35pm
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post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

What about salmonila or other illness that they might carry?
Doesnt it need some time for chemical break down and bacteria to break down or die off?

post #4 of 6

Bacteria will always be there! In the soil....everywhere....*plays spooky music*

Generally, though, UV rays and dryness will kill bacteria--so spread it out well, wait till you can't see it anymore; but keep in mind that about 1/3 the mass of all feces is indeedy bacteria. big_smile Actually, they did a study somewhere, and kids who were raised in "dirtier" environments are actually healthier than those raised in sanitary conditions. Builds up the immune system at an early age--but just always be on the lookout for fever or diarrhea, and keep washing hands!

Honestly, I really wouldn't worry too much about it--I'm much more worried about rats and bunnies than my chickies...

*sighs* I love my bacteria-friends, but they do get in trouble sometimes...

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On the eighth day of Christmas, the Animal shelter gave to me: eight fluffy chickens, seven smallish horses, six wyandottes, five crazy kittens, four brand new chickies, three cuckoo hens, two lovey goosies, and a doggie with really bad arthritis!
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post #5 of 6

I like the half life question better.  lau

post #6 of 6
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So did I but I was afraid that some people wouldnt know what I meant so........ tongue

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