Best way to disinfect coop??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by seaside chickens, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. seaside chickens

    seaside chickens Hatching

    Jan 1, 2009
    Hi everyone,

    One of my hens died this morning from unknown causes (see thread about "hen with heavy breathing and leaning". None of the other birds have any symptoms (6 others) but I'm thinking it might be wise to clean out and disinfect the coop just in case? Any advice? Thanks very much for any input!
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Sorry to hear about your hen, I lost a roo several months back to a similar ailment, and no one else got sick either. I used a 10:1 mix - 10 water to 1 bleach. Let it dry and air out thoroughly.
    Early spring cleaning!
  3. crazyhen

    crazyhen Crowing

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    the agr. poultry man said to use bleach. 1 cup to a gallon. He said that so far nothing else cames close to its affectiveness. Also he said to spray the ground around the outside of the run with it for about 3 feet. I have mine covered with poultry wire. He said to be esp. careful of the wild bird population. Most can be carriers. Hope this helps jean
  4. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Last edited: Jan 11, 2009

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