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Disinfecting Coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Dirty Dozen, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Dirty Dozen

    Dirty Dozen Songster

    May 30, 2009
    Long Island, New York
    I just revamped my coop to make room for new young birds. Anybody have any ideas as to what I can disinfect the floor/dirt with since there were other birds in there before? Was thinking of spraying Listerine? Clorox? Any ideas helpful. Thanx!

  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    If your coop is moveable, move it. I've heard that bleach is good for cleaning coops although I have not had the opportunity to use it yet. I hope your birds will have a spotless coop by the time you're done!
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Lime is traditionally used. Till or scratch it well into the dirt. Listerine or bleach will not do much good on dirt, tho they have some use on hard surfaces such as the wooden walls, if you are concerned about that. If you have had Actual Disease Issues there are stronger disinfectants that can be brought into play for hard surfaces, but AFAIK lime is still the best you're gonna do for a dirt floor.

    Good luck, have fun,


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