Coop Sanitation from prior occupants

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mrsjohnson0807, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. mrsjohnson0807

    mrsjohnson0807 Out Of The Brooder

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    Fortunaltely for me the home I am in came with a garden shed converted to a chicken coop.[​IMG] It made it that much easier for my husband to allow me to get my first 4 chicks. Before they are ready to go outside I have been cleaning and fixing up the place, but I am concerned about disinfecting it. Does anyone have any suggestions for disinfecting wood without using something that will be harmful for the chickens in a few weeks? There was layers upon layers of 5 year old chicken poop caked inside.
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Wash it out with bleach and water. Then do yourself a huge favor and paint the entire interior of the coop. You will thank yourself in the future. Painting prevents bugs from finding little hidey holes in the wood. Mites love to hide during the day and come out at night to feast on your flock.

    Good luck.
     
  3. mrsjohnson0807

    mrsjohnson0807 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the help. My coop will be the cleanest in town.
     

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