Biosecurity foot bath

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by elmo, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2009
    We may be selected to be part of the chicken coop tour in our city this year, and since visitors will be coming from other chicken yards I thought it would be a good idea to have a biosecurity foot bath to hinder the possible spread of germs in and out of our yard.

    Do you use a disinfectant foot bath, and if so, how do you set it up? What materials do you use?
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    For that amount of people, you may want to get a box of shoe covers instead. You can order them from Nasco Farm & Ranch.
  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2009
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2011
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I make folks spray their shoes with an Oxine solution, but the foot bath is something I've wanted to do. I just have no covered area where I can leave out a foot bath. Disposable foot covers would be the best way to go because you can see who isn't wearing them; can't see who hasn't stepped in a foot bath.
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Ebay has them. "Disposable shoe covers." Some are in a box of 100 (50 pair) for .99
    $20 for 20 boxes for 1000 people...not including shipping.
  6. MsRiderUp

    MsRiderUp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2011
    Canton, Georgia
    I would like to know how to implement a foot bath also. I'm just trying to be more careful. Don't really have people from other chicken properties coming in, but there are wild birds around, and sometimes the place gets a bit muddy (am moving the coop to higher ground . . .).

    The UC Davis link was broken. Anyone have a good reference?

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