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I plan to use a cardboard box I dont wanna breed bacteria so I need someting easy to clean, what would you suggest?

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"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."

 

Romans 1:16 

 

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I like using a kidde pool. It makes a great draft shield and when your done you can just hose it out and bleach it. I use the same one over and over. Look at our brooder on "My BYC Page".    Will


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I use a rubbermaid storage tote. Easy to clean, and cheap! Good Luck! frow

Crazy housewife with a tolerant husband, 1 daughter (rawr), 1 son, 1 westie, 2 german shepherds, 1 ragdoll cat, 1 RIR, 2 new hampshire reds, 6 Australorps, , 1 SLW, 2 barred rocks, 2 japanese bantams,  5 cochins, 3 polish, 6 Golden Comets, 5 buff brhamas, 5 EE, 2 speckled sussex, and 1 Rat named Lucky... LOVIN' LIFE!
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Crazy housewife with a tolerant husband, 1 daughter (rawr), 1 son, 1 westie, 2 german shepherds, 1 ragdoll cat, 1 RIR, 2 new hampshire reds, 6 Australorps, , 1 SLW, 2 barred rocks, 2 japanese bantams,  5 cochins, 3 polish, 6 Golden Comets, 5 buff brhamas, 5 EE, 2 speckled sussex, and 1 Rat named Lucky... LOVIN' LIFE!
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Originally Posted by BarredBuff 

I plan to use a cardboard box I dont wanna breed bacteria so I need someting easy to clean, what would you suggest?


I use cardboards boxes for any that I hatch or buy.  When I first set the box up I wipe the inside down with a damp cloth.  The cloth has a mild bleach solution.  Then I spread several layers of newspapers.  On top of the newspaper I put rubber shelf liner.  This stuff is great for traction.  I haven't had to deal with a case of spaddle leg since I started using it.  Once it is dirty, I take out the liner with a layer of paper.  The papers get burned and the liner goes into a bucket of water.  I rinse the poop off and then wash the liner in a strong bleach solution.  Rinse and hang it to dry.  I have 4-5 liners so that I am not washing everyday.  I just let them soak until I have 3 or so and wash all at once.

At 2-4 weeks old they go on shavings until they can go out.  I line the bottom of the box with plastic(trash bags) before adding shavings.  When the shavings are dirty I can take out all at once and replace.

Wipe the inside of the box down daily with a damp(almost dry) cloth to keep the dust down.

Matt

Foothills Poultry since 2003

 

- Standards: White Rocks and SQ Black Cochins
- Bantams: BCLB/CLB Dutch, Calico Pet Project, and lots of Pets

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Foothills Poultry since 2003

 

- Standards: White Rocks and SQ Black Cochins
- Bantams: BCLB/CLB Dutch, Calico Pet Project, and lots of Pets

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