Brooder Sanitation?

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

  1. jennyf

    jennyf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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