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Cleaning the coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickadde, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. chickadde

    chickadde Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 11, 2011
    What would be a safe solution or chemical I could use to clean the coop inside and hose it down, that would not harm my chickens?
  2. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

    Jul 6, 2010
    Joliet, IL
    No chemical is safe to APPLY to the birds.
    The coop alone, well the best thing would be white vinegar to clean out a smell. Let it air out afterwards.
    I also, always after a complete cleaning and somethimes inbetween, toss food grade DE ont he walls, floors ,ceiling and into the bedding.
  3. chickadde

    chickadde Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 11, 2011
    Thank for your help I was thinking vinigar but I thought I would make sure it is safe.
  4. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Vineger and water is a great deodorizer and cleaner as is bleach and water or just soap and water. Just keep the birds out of the coop till it has time to dry and air out
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    I heard oxine is safe, but I have never used it.

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