Coop cleaning????? help me (:

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickeneyfoot, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone,
    Can someone tell me how to clean your coop? After I scoop up the poop and put new shavings in what do I do to dis infect it? What do you use??
    Plead help thanks
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My Coop
    first off, I have a linoleum floor and that really helps.

    After we sweep, I use dishwasher detergent to mop. I think that disinfects pretty good as I use EXTREMELY hot water with it.
    Then I put down a light dusting of DE and then the pine shavings.

    and then I repeat every one to two weeks.
     
  3. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now I have a tractor type coop with a fenced run and the girls hide under the coop should I put them somewhere else?. Do you just use a sponge? De is too expensive here so I use pine and some poultry dust(for mites & other bugs).
     
  4. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I spray lysol? I wanted to spray lysol on the pine but didn't. Is it okay tocdo that?
     
  5. rirbrahma

    rirbrahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think you should spray lysol on your chickens bedding.
     
  6. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    No, don't spray lysol on the shavings.
     
  7. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok! Duley nooted. i hate clorox. What else can I use?? I don't wanna use anything harsh.
     
  8. oxine (unactivated)
    expensive, but mixed at 7 ozs a gallon it turns out to be economical. You can run a 1/2 gallon through a humidifier once a week and it will do wonders. Kills everything it has ever been tested against and is safe for the chickens to inhale. As matter of fact I do it at night so the chickens breathe it to ward off resp. infections.

    See my BYC page
     
  9. that is of course after you clean the coop and replace the bedding first. Then using it once a week will kill all odors, and keep everything and everyone disinfected
     
  10. coleridgedane

    coleridgedane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Bairo....that is brilliant! What type of vaporizer & where do you get the oxyine?
     

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