A bit of mold found in bedding

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rosemarysugar, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. rosemarysugar

    rosemarysugar Songster

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    I've had to put off cleaning the coop for a bit due to dangerously high winds (coop even blew over) and cold temps/snow. This morning upon inspection I found a small amount of mold in the bedding, probably where snow had blown in and melted. I immediately opened everything up and plan on cleaning it all out this afternoon. I don't see any mold on the structure itself. I know that I am to blame and it's not normal for me to wait this long to clean it. I realize that I screwed up and already feel terrible. All that being said, will it be sufficient for me to do a very thorough bedding clean up, replace, and air out or do I need to do some type of crazy, intense cleaning?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    I occasionally get mold, can't help it especially during wet spring. I just replace the bedding. I use regular barn lime as a drying agent before putting down fresh bedding. Works well to dry things out. Replace as necessary.
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  3. rosemarysugar

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    Thanks!:goodpost:
     
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