Cleaned out shavings.....now what?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Kathy1, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Kathy1

    Kathy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Had a productive day, I cleaned out my little chicken hutch to prepare it for the chicks I have coming from MPC in 2 weeks. So I took the floor out and all the poop and shvaings and am letting it get rained on now nad have the top and doors open. I feel like it needs to be vaccuumed because of the dust lol.....big question...

    Now what do I do???

    The 2 RIRs I had in there for the winter are in my new coop and they were my first and only chicks so I never had to prepare for new babies. What do I disinfect with?

    I need to say my girls never have had mites or any sickness at all.
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Do you have any Oxine? I like to spray my coop and brooder down with it when I switch birds out. It also would not hurt to get the shop vac out and vacuum it out. [​IMG]
     
  3. Kathy1

    Kathy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nope never heard of it and I didnt see anything like that at the fed store today. Didnt think to ask when I was there either....Where can I get it??
     
  4. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard that diluted bleach is a good idea as well...

    I'm going to have to do this too, so I better listen up! [​IMG]

    Good luck!

    ~wings
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:I buy mine from Revival Animal Health. They seem to have the best price for it. It's truly great stuff! You can even spray the chickens down directly with it. Some members here on BYC have even used it when their birds were sick by misting their faces with it (I know Wynette has).
     
  6. Kathy1

    Kathy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks I found that website... How much do you use? It is for the chicken hutch very small space and do I need the liquid acid too??

    Also does Wynette sell small quanities? I didnt see a link to a site on her profile

    Thanks!
     
  7. b'hamPeeps

    b'hamPeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls had capillaria worms, so I needed to clean out everything well. My vet put them on fenbendazole and suggested a bleach dilution to spray the coop down.

    We use the deep litter method with de on a linoleum coop floor. After shoveling the place out, there was still de, food dust, feather dust, dusty dust everywhere.

    I did end up with the shopvac in the coop. I have to admit, I could see myself in there vacuuming and was roflmao--but at least it was a clean floor!

    I've heard of Oxine but couldn't find it, so used a 10:1 bleach dilution instead.

    Everything seemed to go well except the girls hated being locked out while the bleach dried.
     
  8. Kathy1

    Kathy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the suggestion of bleach, I have a cedar coop and gray painted floor, and the mini coop is plywood staind red, dumb question but will the bleach hurt the wood?
     

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