Essential oils to clean chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cvlcite, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. cvlcite

    cvlcite In the Brooder

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    Hey yall. I’ve been reading about putting in a few drops of essential oils in a water and vinegar mixture to clean & deodorize chicken coops, was just wondering if these oils are ok to use? I question it bc I know some oils are unsafe for certain animals and wanted to know if the ones I have might be or not, thanks!
     

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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Crossing the Road

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    I'm sure they are safe but are probably pricey for the cleaning benefit they contribute.
    To truly disinfect a coop or barn, activated oxine is the best thing to use.
     
  3. AltonaAcres

    AltonaAcres Songster

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    I use Peppermint Oil (an essential oil) after cleaning my coop to keep mice at bay.
     
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  4. cvlcite

    cvlcite In the Brooder

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    I work at a store that sells these and I can get a discount! But thank you I’ll try to get my hands on some activated oxine!
     
  5. cvlcite

    cvlcite In the Brooder

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    Ooh I’ve read a lot about peppermint oil I’ll try that too! Thanks!
     
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  6. ChickenCanoe

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    This is where I get mine. You need the citric acid activator.
    https://www.revivalanimal.com/produ...HizslBoP1gM2w_i34StKbEx43H6_ZdYwaAjGAEALw_wcB
    Used properly it will kill all bacteria, virus and fungi.

    I really like the idea of essential oils. I've made them but usually they won't kill pathogens.
     
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  7. chonsey

    chonsey Crowing

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    Thank you! Just ordered some - got a used chicken coop from a farmer down the road - my chickens don't like it, they're camping out on my back deck and I was trying to figure out how to sanitize it and get it to smell better - thank you again for sharing. Can't wait to get them moved in to the coop and off the back deck! Bought some essential oil spray for chickens from TSC on clearance - to use once my chickens are ready to move in!
     
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  8. chonsey

    chonsey Crowing

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    Just ordered some, will be disinfecting the chicken coop - and the previous owners had cattle in the barn, so will be cleaning the barn, too. Thank you so much for sharing!
     
  9. chonsey

    chonsey Crowing

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    Will be trying this, too!
     
  10. Lilalienangel

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    1/2 water 8oz
    1/2 vinegar 8oz
    20 drops tea tree oil
    Works like a charm
    Let it set 3 minutes to disinfect.
    That's what I do anyways. It really id's awesome as an all purpose cleaner. It smells like vinegar until it is dry but it rocks otherwise.
     

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