Please help - my 4 pullets died of Marek's disease and I don't want to bring in new ones until the coop is cleaned - how do I do that and where do I buy the cleaning solution? Marek's is very sad to watch happen and I don't want that to ever happen again.
Cleaning coop after Marek's disease
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I wish I had saved the link but there is a thread in this section with the name of a cleaning chemical used to disinfect. The link said studies have been done showing that bleach is not effective against marek's. The name of the chemical started with oxy...... I'm sorry, I wish I was more help but if you search for marek's, lots of information will come up.
The name is Oxine....though in the thread I found it (a different one than the original one), it said it wouldn't work. The bottom line was once you have Marek's, you have Marek's. I guess even if you tear everything down, it it still there. The advice they gave was to vaccinate everything you bring in. This was a great article link on that thread http://www.firststatevetsupply.com/poultry-health/mareks-disease.html
I'm sorry you are dealing with this Such a horrible disease.
**edited to give the name of the disinfectant
Edited by ZooMummzy - 5/19/10 at 8:04am
Thanks for all of your help. I was afraid that once I had Marek's I would always have to deal with it. Thankfully I can buy some chicks that have been vaccinated. I can take out much of the top layer of soil and bring in some fresh soil and I will scrub the structure of the coop. What a bummer for my first experience with chickens.