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Cleaning a coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Summerford, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. Summerford

    Summerford Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How would I go about cleaning my coop before I put new chicks in it. Would I just pressure wash it or do I need to spray of with something to clean it?
     
  2. RedDol

    RedDol Out Of The Brooder

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    Why do you need to clean it? What was in there before?
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Unless you had diseased birds in there recently, you don't need to do anything. Being exposed to other chicken's leavings is good for a chick's immune system. My coops/pens have not been cleaned in pretty much forever, besides stripping bedding once a year or so. I add chicks all the time and have no issues.
     
  4. Summerford

    Summerford Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just uncertain if I needed to clean it before I moved new chickens into it. I'll move it to a different location in the yard. Just needed to know if I needed to clean. Thanks
     
  5. barneveldrerman

    barneveldrerman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Unless u have had diseased chickens in there before their is no need to wash it. You could pressure wash it if you wanted to,but don't have to.
     
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