Buying a used chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Heni Penny, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. Heni Penny

    Heni Penny Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there any issue with buying a used chicken coop? Our family friend just bought a home which has one but we don't know any of the history on it.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Even if there were diseased chickens in it, if it's been unused for a year or so, it's probably safe. You could always spray it with a disinfectant. Oxine is probably the best -- but don't use the citric acid activator around birds.
     
  3. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With a good cleaning it should be alright. What kind of shape is it in? Clean, really dirty and run down?
     

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