...sick chickens and antibiotics. (Read below for more!) Hello, everyone. Got a VERY important question for you all today. Our pet roo was the first to go after 2 years of having poultry. He aquired a nasty Respiratory Infection and he needed to be kept away from the others, so we took him into the basement and kept him in a large dog crate. We supplied him with a chick waterer and a feeder, too. The next day we went to TSC and bought Terramycin (powdered) to add to his water. This was done for over 3 weeks. What happened after was totally my fault. I kept a feeding cup in his cage and found him the next day, dead, with his head shoved in the cup. Not a fun sight, I felt very bad. So, anyway, I grieved for a few days after burrying him and then faced the facts that I had to go clean up the area. I used bleach to try and clean up the antibiotics AND sick bird germs. I didn't do a great job of cleaning the dog crate, as I would have had to go over every little detail and bit of caging, but a did a pretty good job on the waterer and feeder. We've decided to order 8 chicks for MPC this spring and keep them in the same general area that we kept my roo in. NOT in the same cage (just with the same waterer and feeder). We also want to show birds at a local fair in June, so we'll need the use of that crate eventually. My question: When we set up the brooder for our new young ones, and use the same feeder and waterer, should I be concerned of them getting the illness? The same thing with the Terramycin. The bag didn't say it was safe for the use of chicks, so I'm just making sure. I don't know if I did a good enough job of bleaching everything. Is it possible to over-bleach? I've been letting everything stay just where I left it after cleaning, so nothing has been in contact with it. I'm in a bit of a pickle here. I need to make sure everything is okay for my little ones in February, so if any of you have any doubt, speak up now or forever feel the might of your own guilt! Just another one of you mother hens over here! P.S.-The bleach was watered down, if any of you are wondering. Thanks!