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Bought Used chicken coop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jesus freak, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. jesus freak

    jesus freak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently bought a used chicken coop and was wondering how much I should sterelize it before putting my birds in? Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long since it was used?
    Scrape out all old poo.
    I would at least use bleach water and wet it down good, then let dry.....don't use until odor is gone or I use OXINE, mix with activator and water and spray entire coop. LET DRY THEN CHICKENS CAN GO RIGHT IN. Oxine without activator can be sprayed right on chickens. I use Oxine without activator each time I clean the coop...thats about twice a week.
    Google Oxine.

    Have fun
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Also keep in mind the red roost mite that hides in cracks and comes out at night. I'd be spraying it with permethrin or use some poultry dust in there to kill any eggs of anything.

    I agree with floridalee- bleach it well. Haven't tried oxine.

    Oh and there was something that was only killed by ammonia but for the life of me I can't remember what it was.

    aha! found it!!
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6887642
    see post #9
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2011
  4. Not sure what your "coop" is. If it is open at all set it in the sun (if there is an sun) after bleaching and make sure the ALL the bleach smell is gone. That should do the trick. If it has been forever since chickens were in the coop it disinfect easily.
     

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