Best Way to Disinfect

janelle18

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I have new chicks that I want to move to my brooder that previously held other chicks and some grown birds when space was needed. The brooder has a wire bottom, which means that it is difficult to clean since some of the poop doesnt fall all the way through and sticks etc. I cleaned it out the best I could with a shot-vac and scraping, so i am wondering if there is something i should spray just to disinfect the area as well? I have some powdered Virkon, but it seems like pretty intense stuff. Any suggestions? I need to get the chicks moved asap cause I have others on the way!
 

Judy

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You could use the Virkon and simply rinse well. Don't let the powder get in your eyes, and don't inhale any. You could simply scrub with soap and water and a stiff brush, especially if there was no disease present. You could use a dilute bleach, then a dilute ammonia, solution. Of course, these cannot be used together or mixed. You would need to rinse throughly after one before applying the other.
 

Momluvz3kidz

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I use Hot soapy water with white vinegar and a scrub brush on my brooder box. Then I spray 100% white vinegar all over it and let it dry.
 

Eggcessive

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I would use bleach mixed with water in a 10% solution inside and out, and use a scrub brush, spray again, rinse very well, then let dry in the sun. A pressure washer might take the place of scrubbing if you have one.
 
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