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Disinfect coop?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by audy5000g, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. audy5000g

    audy5000g Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2013
    All my turkeys ducks geese and meat birds are gone.

    What should I disinfect areas with?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    No disinfecting is needed unless you had disease problems. Just a good cleaning.
  3. CuckooOrpington

    CuckooOrpington Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2016
    If you had disease problems disinfecting is needed, but as oldhenlikesdogs stated, a good clean is just fine. Disinfecting can't hurt though, you can buy any of the common disinfectants from a supermarket but I use a stronger industrial grade disinfectant called Virkon S. It is very effective. I would recomend disinfecting if you are introducing rather young pullets as older birds can carry disease that young chooks can't handle. Turkeys can carry Blackheads, commercial meat birds can carry mycoplasmas ect. Good luck with your poultry.

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