Brooder and supplies clean enough?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicks Galore3, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    So. I'm getting some chicks on saturday (eek!!!) and I want to double check that I got it all clean. I doused it with hydrogen peroxide, scrubbed it with soft scrub, washed it with hot water and Dawn dish soap and rinsed it....and rinsed it....and rinsed it... :) It is actually the bottom of a dog house that was being used as a cat house. It had several inches of shavings and a blanket in it. (and a grumpy old cat.) It was used on chicks twice in a row. None of the chickens had cocci or mareks or any illnesses.

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    I am using a dish that a sick chicken used for food...I think she had sour crop or egg yolk peritonitis . She died. :( I rinsed it with hydrogen peroxide and soapy water and rinsed it REAL good. Should I use something else? I also washed the other feeder/waterer with the same things, though they weren't in contact with a sick chicken.
     
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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    I'd say you are fine with your due diligence.
    You don't want to introduce a disease they can contract but too sterile isn't good either.
    For that reason, I'd get some probiotics into the chicks soon after arrival.
     
  3. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    Great! Do you recommend a certain brand for probiotics?
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Almost anything is better than nothing. Plain yogurt or kefir in a pinch.
    I use http://www.gro2max.com/
    It's formulated just for chickens.
     
  5. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    Ok, thank you! Excited for my chicks!!!
     

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