coryza?

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  1. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my coop has been alone for the past 2 and half months after having coryza in my flock I culled them and started dover with new chicks the chicks are 4 weeks today and I'm planning on starting to let them stay in the coop but I wanted to know if the coryza virus is gone? I cleaned it all out the first week and scrubbed bleach and some and let it dry out then I been vacuuming it every week so is today the today they can enjoy the coop? Bu the way what bedding is good for keeping chicks warm at night? It dosent get to chilling out here but I would like to give them extra warmth thanks
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    I would think that your coop has sat long enough. You may want to give it one more scrub with ACV.

    As far as bedding goes, shavings, straw and shredded paper are your best options. Straw will keep them warm, pine shavings is easy to carry around and smells good and shredded paper is a good water absorber. NOTE: Do not use cedar shavings as this is toxic and don't put the shredded paper in the nest boxes as it will stick to the newly laid eggs more than other bedding will.

    Good luck!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what's ACV and how does it help? Thanks for the information
     
  6. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apple Cider Vinegar. A natural cleaner and disinfectant.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I would think the Coryza has broken down by now. Most bacteria and virus's don't last all that long off the host or in the environment.

    Good luck!
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    ACV stands for apple cider vinegar. It is useful in many ways. It is a good source of potassium and is quickly absorbed. Potassium is important to build strength and fight bacteria by flushing out toxins. It boosts a chicken's respiratory, immune and digestive systems and helps with calcium absorption. Also, it helps fight and prevent cancer, infections, diseases and illnesses. ACV is high in vitamins, electrolytes, probiotics and minerals. It also is thought to be a mild antibiotic. If you are going to be moving your chickens to new housing, introducing to the flock or if your birds are molting make sure to use ACV as it helps reduce stress levels.
     
  9. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us. Good luck with your new chicks.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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