Brooder question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by farmgirl0930, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. farmgirl0930

    farmgirl0930 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 22, 2009
    I have silkies hatching on the 14th of March & I'm going to use a very large fish tank that housed a former lizard. Are there any special precautions I need to take besides cleaning it well with warm water & bleach? Thanks for the help a head of time.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2009
  2. sm0kin

    sm0kin Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 28, 2009
    dunno if it matters but i know lizards carry small amounts of salmonella. I think bleach and water would clean it up no problem though.
  3. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    It seems to me that bleach and water would work fine.

    I think you should bleach it as soon as possible, at least several days before putting the chicks in there. Bleach fumes are nasty and can hurt or kill animals, so it needs to be rinsed well and give it a few days for all bleach residue to evaporate.

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