Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    The brooders are all empty.

    The last of the chicks have been moved to the coops and the few quail we have left are in the quail condo.

    Time to sterilize the egg house. I believe in overkill.

    1st Bleach to kill just about anything

    2nd Ammonia (once bleach has dried) to kill cocci left behind

    3rd Formaldehyde mixed with Potassium Permanganate to make a gas and then gas and fumigate.
  2. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Oh hes purdy.....

  3. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Oh my OZ bee sooo careful with stuff like the last....

  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    hatcheries use it all the time to fumigate eggs.

    I have biohazard gear and will use it myself

    Gotta kill whatever killed my quail and started on the guineas.
  5. Tomtommom

    Tomtommom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2013
    Montevallo, AL



    I'd much rather find that than a big roach/waterbug. I don't like things that move real fast.

    Fiance killed two copperheads earlier this year. I wanted to give the headless bodies to the chickens/rooster so they could practice some snake wrangling. He wouldn't let me. *huff*
  6. tbmorgan

    tbmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2013
    Yeah, he is a pretty little rat snake. Totally harmless. He just crashed my party, that's's not what a person expects to see coming out from under their bed on a quiet, peaceful evening. He needed to go live outside. End of story.
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  7. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

  8. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you know what it was that killed them mate?

    We used an off the shelf disinfectant that has very good ratings of 'killing stuff', even MD, which is why we went for it.

    Clean very well with soapy water, disinfect and done, providing there is no cross contamination, like walking dirty equipment back into a clean zone it seems to work well.

    Can use this stuff for fogging, water supplies, washing equipment and feet.

    Here is a table with it's effective range and ratio's. Fact Sheets/Biosecurity Products/NEW Virkon S.pdf

    We bought it in little packets for about $12 each I think, but you can buy bulk lots too.

  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Virkon is great stuff. So is Oxine,

    The reality is bleach will kill just about anything except cocci and ammonia will take care of the Coccidia oocysts if they are around.

    The formaldehyde gas is to treat me.

    I am not sure what it was that killed them. Its acting like a bacterial infection. If it was ulcerative colitis then the cause of the disease is Clostridium colinum, a spore forming bacterial rod. The spores are tougher to kill but a long wet time with bleach will do it.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2013
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    The other mama goat delivered a baby buck goat.

    We shall call him kebob.
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