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I've been reading the many different previous posts concerning Oxine and I'm trying to get all the different variations of methods of usage put into one single thread.  This could then serve as a practical resource and we can then each decide how best to use this stuff for our small backyard flocks.


My ten questions concern UNACTIVATED Oxine.  Unactivated means you are NOT adding any citric acid to the Oxine/water solution.


From my reading of previous posts, unactivated Oxine, diluted with water in proper solution concentrations, is entirely safe for humans and animals and chickens and other poultry, both for drinking and for application to skin and feathers, and for inhaling.  (Activated with citric acid, Oxine becomes dangerous to use and requires you to implement several precautionary steps.)

SOLUTION DILUTION:  I'd like to know what dilution concentrations you're using for UNACTIVATED Oxine when you mix up a solution for:

1- A quart-sized spray bottle, for spraying the roosts, bedding and walls inside the coop, as a general preventative sanitizer once a week. (If not once a week, what schedule are you using?)


2- A quart-sized spray bottle, for spraying the chickens directly onto their feathers, and for lifting their feathers and spraying onto their skin all over their body, face and legs and feet as a general preventative sanitizer once a week. (If not once a week, what schedule are you using?)


3- A quart-sized spray bottle, for spraying the bottoms of the shoes of any people visiting your backyard, as a biosecurity precaution.


4- A cool mist vaporizor, set inside the coop, to "fog" the air (using the UNACTIVATED Oxine) that the chickens breathe all night long while they're confined to their coop, as a preventative lung sanitizer once a week.  (If not once a week, what schedule are you using?)


5- A cool-mist vaporizor, set inside the coop, to "fog" the air (using the UNACTIVATED Oxine) that the chickens breathe to treat respiratory troubles (coughing, sneezing, gurgly breath sounds).  What schedule do you use?  Do you lock them in the coop and do this cool-mist vaporizor "fogging" several times a day?  For how many minutes each session?  For how many days?   I'm assuming that the vaporizor is used, instead of the sprayer, because the droplets emitted from the vaporzor are much smaller (and therefore able to be inhaled) than the droplets emitted from the sprayer, even when the sprayer is set to the smallest size droplets. 


STORAGE CONTAINER:

6- Does the diluted solution in the spray bottle need to be kept in an OPAQUE spray bottle to prevent decline in its effectiveness?  I'm assuming a spray bottle of solution may last a few weeks, so do you use opaque spray bottles, or do you wrap your clear spray bottles in opaque material?   Or is a clear bottle just fine? 

WEATHER WORTHY CONCERNS:

7- Can I keep the large gallon jug of the concentrate in an outdoor shed year round or will it be affected by summer heat or a winter freeze?


8- Can I keep the spray bottle (that's holding the diluted solution) in an outdoor shed year round or will it be affected by summer heat or a winter freeze?

INTENDED GOALS:

9- Besides killing all mold, fungus, viruses, and bacteria, and besides banishing all bad odors, have you found it effective against lice and mites?  If so, is that from spraying the chickens or is it from using the cool-mist vaporizor in the coop?


10- Have you seen it affect the fly population in the coop at all?   If so, is that from spraying the coop and bedding or from using the cool-mist vaporizor in the coop?
post #152 of 159
I need to talk to you. I'm having trouble understanding the format of posting. My email is America gordon@hotmail.com. I'm going to start using oxine in two days when it Arrives at my farm. I want to start talking to you first regarding how you were successful with it. I have very sick chickens
When I bought the gallon they also have a buy one get one free of the powder with citric acid and I'm nervous about that after reading your blog on how to use it
post #153 of 159

May have been answered, but, where do you get this? I'm in Dallas so prefer to pickup locally. 

 

 

Thanks 

post #154 of 159

I think very, very few stores carry Oxine. You would have to order online. There is a seller on Amazon--I believe it's Revival Animal Health.

If you are going to "activate" the Oxine, you can either use citric acid, or natural acid such as vinegar will work as an activator. I really don't know the appropriate concentration level for vinegar, though.

I have used Oxine a number of times over the past 3 years. I put pretty strong trust in it for cleaning or misting to kill fungi, bacteria, etc. I didn't noticed improvement with the 3 chickens I treated by misting the air with unactivated Oxine, though. They had chronic Mycoplasma Gallisepticum ("MG" respiratory disease) and low-level Infectious Coryza (another respiratory disease).

I have recently read about using diluted vinegar in the air as a treatment.

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Overall, apple cider vinegar’s anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and immunity supporting properties make it a great natural remedy to treat a sinus infection.
http://healthteamadvisor.com/here-is-the-apple-cider-vinegar-steam-trick-you-can-use-to-quickly-relieve-a-sinus-infection/

There are sites with other details on this, too. Apple cider vinegar "with the mother" (such as Bragg's brand vinegar) is what people usually recommend for health treatments. I wonder if misting would also bring good benefits?

I have also read that you do need to be careful to dilute the vinegar sufficiently--you would need to look up more info on that. I know if your eyes sting, that definitely is too concentrated.

I don't know how much the vinegar (either in air or their drinking water) would end up helping, and maybe Oxine would actually help them. :idunno but wanted to pass on some possibly helpful ideas.

I wish you the best and hope your chickens are doing better soon! It's good they have you as a careful owner to look into ways to treat them!


Edited by SpeckledHills - 3/9/17 at 12:54am
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post #155 of 159

I'm glad indeed to see this thread, since I have a situation that needs to be resolved rather quickly. I've removed all my chickens who had Marek's and now I need to treat several rather large coops with Oxine. Can anyone help me determine how much, what dilution and how to apply? I already have some new chicks, but of course they'll have to wait until the coops are treated and they get old enough.

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post #156 of 159

Maybe the manufacturer could provide some info--

http://www.bio-cide.com/contact/

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post #157 of 159

I have a nebulizer and oxine already but I need to find out how much to dilute it. Has anybody used this in a nebulizer before? What is the doseage? 

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Is there any way to use the oxine to treat a lung fungal infection without the mister? I don't have one but have a hen suspected of fungus in her air sacs. The vet gave me fluconazole to drop in one nostril each day, but didn't sound too hopeful it would work. The vet also said she had not heard of oxine! If this doesn't work, I might like to try oxine but feel isolating her would be too stressful. Has anyone had success with a different way to administer it for the lungs?
post #159 of 159
I used Oxine in a nebulizer in a covered cage 3 times a day along with Denagard. I only had one that did not respond well to treatment. I have heard of using it in spray bottle to lessen the amount of germs on the bird. Makes sense that a preening bird is less likely to reinfect themselves.
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