Brooder Sanitation?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jennyf, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. jennyf

    jennyf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2016
    What do you do with your brooder in between
    chick batches? I had mine in a dog crate for about two weeks, with sides lined with cardboard. I'll bleach out the bottom tray and clean feeder and waterer well, but can I get away with using the same cardboard? Both batches were/will be day old hatchery chicks, and batch 1 is now 6 weeks and healthy, no issues.
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    I use a a 100 gallon plastic stock tank. In between batches in the summer time it serves as a "swimming pool" for my dogs. About a week before I get chicks I give it a rinse down with a bleach solution, rinse it a few times, and then let it air day in the sun for a few days.
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