coop/nest box cleaning

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by RASS, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. RASS

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    I read somewhere about using a type of , I think it was a dog shampoo for cleaning coops and nest boxes; it was sprayed on all wood etc. Can anyone help me?

    Thank you
     
  2. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    There's lots of options for cleaning. It's really your preference. You could use vinegar and water, dawn soap and water, orange peels (takes about 4 months to get ready I believe).

    As long as it gets cleaned and has time to air out and dry I think you should be ok.
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Haven't heard of it.

    I use this
    http://www.gro2max.com/#!farm360
    and then when dry sprinkle diatomaceous earth before putting the new nesting material in.

    If I suspect something virulent, I use a bleach solution.
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    X 2 - also, the purpose of the cleaning (ie general cleaning vs. sanitation from a disease or infestation) will have a lot to do with the best methods to use.
     
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  5. RASS

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    how about for mites in the nest boxes?
     
  6. BayBay Peepers

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    Whatever you choose for the coop you can do for the boxes. You can try DE though I don't think it does much. But I hear pros and cons for all things so it's what you feel is best. You can use DE, Sevin, permethrin, wood ash, a combination, etc.

    I suggest really looking into all options and deciding what is best for your flock.
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    If I suspect mites, I'll dust cracks and crevices with 5% Sevin. If not, I just sprinkle DE everywhere, including roosts.
     
  8. RASS

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    after sprinkling Sevin dust do you wait a while before putting new hay in nest boxes and allowing ck. back in?
     
  9. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    No because the dust will stay unlike something liquid.
     
  10. RASS

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    so the Sevin dust will not harm the chickens if they get it on their skin?

    thank you
     

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