Hard decisions. A closed flock is probably the best option , for now at least.
See if you can get some Virkon , I have it in tablet form it makes up 5 litres and you can spray everything, including the organic matter such as the ground .
Mine are all just starting to come back into lay so don't feel bad about 6 eggs a day.
Thanks. Closed Is a definite but I have have too many to sensibly keep. But I will try. The vacant block behind me is now being built on. They ran excavators over it last week. So I am hoping they don't mind chooks. I don't want to attract councils attention.
I was going to use this. Do you know anything about it.
I can get Virkon from my normal vet product supplier but hadn't previously because of the lack of product information.
All my coops are steel. I only have timber for roosts. So cleaning is relatively easy.
Speaking of eggs I may have identified the culprit who brought it in - sh lays a wrinkly egg.
I had to drop the level of calcium for the antibiotic they were on. The food I could get was lower in protein too. I'll keep them on that food until they finish the next course of antibiotics, as it is cheaper. This antibiotic - I haven't picked it up yet so can't tell you the name does not have a dietary requirement. But as I can't use eggs it won't matter if I don't encourage eggs.
I also for the first time ever "may" have someone taking eggs. But it may just be because this hen with the wrinkly eggs lays a very thin shelled egg and they are breaking easily.