Cleaning out old coop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bulldog-girl, May 16, 2008.

  1. bulldog-girl

    bulldog-girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    Estacada, OR
    HI-have been lurking in the wings(pun intended)[​IMG] So I am a New chick here. Have been wanting to get chicks. We have a very old chicken house in great condition, however it has not been used for 15 plus years. No apparent critters have taken over but I need to clean it out and wondered if there was some sort of fumigation fogger or somthing to make sure there are no past diseases or germs that I would not be able to scrub out? Does anyone have any advice on getting this show on the road? I want to order my babies but want their home ready before I get them.

    By the way, we raise English bulldogs. Hence the name Bulldog girl
    Last edited: May 16, 2008
  2. ChuckenGirl

    ChuckenGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2007
    Maryland :)

    hmm i would clean it out [ well duh ]and i dont think using chemicals would be bad just incase something happens to the chickens but im not completely sure, just search around in the "Coops" area.
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think you will be very pleased with any one of these products:

    food-grade diatomaceous earth (DE)
    Stall Dri
    Stable Boy

    You might also want to hang a no-pest strip in there to knock down insects, especially at this time of year.

    There are so many good ideas in the Coop Section.

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