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. ALSO 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.