cleaning coop disinfecting soil .......

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  1. chicken crazed 1o1

    chicken crazed 1o1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im cleaning my coop and i wondering wear to get lime and is there any other disinfectants i could you on the bottom of the coop . Thanks
     
  2. chicken crazed 1o1

    chicken crazed 1o1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone ?
     
  3. chicken crazed 1o1

    chicken crazed 1o1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  4. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should be able to get lime at a garden store or a co-op. I can get it at big R. Or order it through my co-op. Its a good idea that you have! I'm going to be doing it as well every year to my coops.
     
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  5. abejita

    abejita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what are you using the lime for?
     
  6. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably whitewashing the coop. That's what I'm going to do. Lime is a great disinfectant and will whiten and brighten the inside. It repels insects and is what they used 100+ years ago to paint with. It really is a awesome natural product! You can use it in the soil to change the ph ballance and make it unfriendly to parisites.
    This is what I've read about it I could be wrong though as I haven't ever used it myself before....yet! [​IMG]
     
  7. abejita

    abejita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I was just curious!
     
  8. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    We use hydrated lime to disinfect the concrete floor of the hen house. We just broom it in and cover it with bedding. In between flocks (we have a small commercial operation and change out the flock once a year), I use it on the soil just outside the doors of our hen house where the ground is more manure than dirt. I spread it heavily and let it cake over. If there's still a lot there by the the time the new flock comes in I break it up with a fork and toss it around the pasture.

    You can get it at just about any farm supply or feed store.
     

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