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Originally Posted by Schwartzfarmnc 
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Originally Posted by bfrancis 

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I may be way wrong here but I don't think you want to activate it with the citrus for use around chickens.
Just plain and diluted w/water.
Anyone know for sure?


This is the way we use it...just as a dilute. We spray the coops, roost, and runs. It is also safe for the chickens...when they get the "sniffles" we mist the air above their heads so they breath it in, cures most respiratory issues. It does not effect the eggs or eating of wink completely safe. We ordered ours on line a one gallon jug that you don't have to activate anything...

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/52686_imgp6861.jpg

Hope this helps.


What dilution do you use in your sprayers?   I see it says to use 6.5 oz per gallon, but do you dillute further when using a regular mister/sprayer?


We use a 2 qt hand sprayer bought at Atwoods, and put 3 oz of Oxine in...this what we use to decon the facilities as well as "mist" over the chikens heads for them to breath it in. Just a couple pumps per bird...not continuous like a  fogger or anything like that. We will decon the area couple times a month. The birds only get as required...if they happen to be sneezing or get a little raspy, we will pump a mist over them of an evening while they are sitting on the roost x3 nights in a row. Usually clears up.

As to humidifiers in a closed coop...ventilate, ventilate, ventilate. Especially in cold months, the birds breath will condensate on them and cause frost bite, as well as respiratory illness (the cold/flu). Good ventilation..not a draft...will allow the excess moister to leave the coop and keep your birds healthy. There are tons of threads on here that talk about that.

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post #32 of 55
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Originally Posted by bfrancis 

We use a 2 qt hand sprayer bought at Atwoods, and put 3 oz of Oxine in...this what we use to decon the facilities as well as "mist" over the chikens heads for them to breath it in. Just a couple pumps per bird...not continuous like a  fogger or anything like that. We will decon the area couple times a month. The birds only get as required...if they happen to be sneezing or get a little raspy, we will pump a mist over them of an evening while they are sitting on the roost x3 nights in a row. Usually clears up.

As to humidifiers in a closed coop...ventilate, ventilate, ventilate. Especially in cold months, the birds breath will condensate on them and cause frost bite, as well as respiratory illness (the cold/flu). Good ventilation..not a draft...will allow the excess moister to leave the coop and keep your birds healthy. There are tons of threads on here that talk about that.


Hi Bfrancis, not sure if you are referring to my question, but just to clarify, I am wondering if I can basically give a chicken a breathing treatment for a short period of time if one of them is sneezing or seems to have a respiratory illness using a humidifier.  I am not asking to continually humidify the coop on any regular basis.  I am a nurse, and I give people nebulized updrafts on occasion, it seems like kind of the same thing.  What do you think?

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post #33 of 55

glad you wrote back, because I did misunderstand, my apologies. Yes, that's a great way to do a breathing treatment short term with a humidifier....we would probably do the same if our coop was closer to the house. As it is we just go out to the coops and "manually" mist the birds on the roost and of a morning when gathered around the food dish.

If you were going to do it for a short time, I would suggest only about three nights...off during the day, since the birds would prob be outside anyway, no sense in wasting a product they're not there to enjoy.

good luck!

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post #34 of 55
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Originally Posted by Schwartzfarmnc 
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This is the way we use it...just as a dilute. We spray the coops, roost, and runs. It is also safe for the chickens...when they get the "sniffles" we mist the air above their heads so they breath it in, cures most respiratory issues. It does not effect the eggs or eating of wink completely safe. We ordered ours on line a one gallon jug that you don't have to activate anything...

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/52686_imgp6861.jpg

Hope this helps.


What dilution do you use in your sprayers?   I see it says to use 6.5 oz per gallon, but do you dillute further when using a regular mister/sprayer?


We use a 2 qt hand sprayer bought at Atwoods, and put 3 oz of Oxine in...this what we use to decon the facilities as well as "mist" over the chikens heads for them to breath it in. Just a couple pumps per bird...not continuous like a  fogger or anything like that. We will decon the area couple times a month. The birds only get as required...if they happen to be sneezing or get a little raspy, we will pump a mist over them of an evening while they are sitting on the roost x3 nights in a row. Usually clears up.

As to humidifiers in a closed coop...ventilate, ventilate, ventilate. Especially in cold months, the birds breath will condensate on them and cause frost bite, as well as respiratory illness (the cold/flu). Good ventilation..not a draft...will allow the excess moister to leave the coop and keep your birds healthy. There are tons of threads on here that talk about that.


Thanks, this is exactly what I was looking for.

We started using our oxine sprayers this weekend and the coop already smells better and we keep a sprayer in the house to spray shoes and such also, does anyone use theirs for mopping or cleaning in the house?

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post #35 of 55
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Could you use a nebulizer with the oxine solution in it?  We have one for our son, and have a couple extra cups that we could use.  It wouldn't get to all the birds that way, though... don't need to use it yet but good to know in case I need to eventually.  I started it in our waterers and the biofilm was totally gone when I filled them up today.  No green slimy stuff.  yay!

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I tried oxine AH but I did not activate it, if this was the problem someone please tell me. I mixed it like the directions said applied it liberally to mold. And tried re aplying it every other day for a week. mold was still there. It even appeared to help the mold grow. I went back to using bleach. I don't have time to waste letting mold grow in my coop. Bleach worked on the FIRST application 1/10 bleach/water

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post #37 of 55
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Originally Posted by Roosterfry 

I tried oxine AH but I did not activate it, if this was the problem someone please tell me. I mixed it like the directions said applied it liberally to mold. And tried re aplying it every other day for a week. mold was still there. It even appeared to help the mold grow. I went back to using bleach. I don't have time to waste letting mold grow in my coop. Bleach worked on the FIRST application 1/10 bleach/water


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post #38 of 55
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Originally Posted by wolftracks 
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Originally Posted by Roosterfry 

I tried oxine AH but I did not activate it, if this was the problem someone please tell me. I mixed it like the directions said applied it liberally to mold. And tried re aplying it every other day for a week. mold was still there. It even appeared to help the mold grow. I went back to using bleach. I don't have time to waste letting mold grow in my coop. Bleach worked on the FIRST application 1/10 bleach/water


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The directions are for activated Oxine so far as the amount to use. If it wasn't activated it would take more.

Edit: In applications where the bird drinks (or could drink), breathes, or is bathed in diluted Oxine, NEVER activate it. For cleaning/disinfecting walls like this though, activated would be best.


Edited by galanie - 10/13/11 at 5:15am

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post #39 of 55

My $.02 here.  The list of ingredients on the MSD for oxine, plus the activation required, tells me that Oxine works exactly the same way that bleach works.  Bleach (sodium hypochlorite) will combine with anything, and once it has done its thing, produces sodium chloride ("table salt"), chlorine gas and water.  The active ingredients in Oxine, when activated, produce chloric acid, which combines with anything to produce table salt, chlorine gas and water.  So, the byproduct issue as it relates to health and safety is moot.

But, it might be that the slight difference between activated oxine and bleach means that when oxine is applied, the "bleach" odor (which is actually chlorine gas) is very low and develops very slowly.  Maybe the odor is removed through ventilation faster than it is produced, which would make oxine safer or at least more pleasant to use.  I haven't used oxine, but I'd be willing to bet that it has a mild bleach-like odor.

MSD for oxine here: http://www.bio-cide.com/uploads/OxineMSDS.pdf

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post #40 of 55

I even mixed it double strength one time and soaked it into the dirt. It just made the mold look wet similar to what plain water would do. I waited another 24 hours for it to work but  by then the mold had time to perk up. So I mixed up 1/10 bleach/water and put it in a sprayer, then i sprayed the moldy area and still 3 weeks later my mold problem is gone... Oh trust me. I was very disappointed in this experience. I paid good money for my gallon of stock solution.

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