Aspergillosis

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  1. Tragedyofleaves

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    So, it looks like I lost two peas and have a third who is sick to aspergillosis. I put mulch down on the peas' run, and the humidity and wet probably caused the fungi to grow. Now I'm trying to remedy the coop. Has anyone treated their outdoor coops with copper sulfate and lime?
     
  2. How did you confirm aspergillosis? What age were the birds you lost?

    I know of people that will use pear burners, lime, and a rototiller then water it down and lime again washing it in again.
     
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  6. Tragedyofleaves

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    Hi. I spoke with my vet and because my hen is getting better, but still gaping, he assumes it's aspirigillosis because it takes so long to treat the fungus. She is getting her voice back slowly. I also assume because I did put mulch in there, which harbors fungus and mold.

    I'm not 100 percent certain, but the symptoms and environment fit the aspirigillosis diagnosis.
     
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    The birds I lost were a year old.
     
  9. Tragedyofleaves

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    Also, to clarify, they burn the soil then till lime into it. Water it down and then put more lime on top of it?

    What after that? Leave the run dirt? Put down sand? Gravel?
     
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    Don't think you have to go to those lengths, think just removing the fresh chippings and replacing with kiln dried baled wood shavings would dry things up enough to kill the fungus. Letting the fresh chipping age will eventually eradicate the fungus in them.
    Aspergillus is everywhere, it just needs the right conditions to bloom'.
     
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