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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bdp7150, Oct 18, 2008.
where can a person buy de for chickens coop germ control?
Why would you give chickens Decon?
what i'm looking for is a disinfectant for drop boards when done cleaning coop to prevent germs for the chickens. also i seen alot of talk about D what ever this is .i thought it was de my bad.
Welcome to the board.
Everyone is talking about "DE" - Diatomaceous Earth.
If you do a google search you can find a lot of information on the Internet!
Whew I was worried there! Thanks for fixing that, I had visions of someone else's chickens being pests or something.
Decon is a brand name for rat and mice bait, not a disinfectant. DE (diatomaceous earth) is a desiccant and a mechanical insecticide that some swear by and some think is not useful. Use codex food grade not pool grade if you want to try it.
I use good old dilute bleach to disinfect the coop after I clean it (use good ventilation and confine the chickens away from the area until it is dry). Also look up Vanodine and Oxine as cleaners.