Cleaning out old coop

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

  1. bulldog-girl

    bulldog-girl Songster

    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 Songster

    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. 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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