HELP with BIOSECURITY and PREVENTION OF INFECTIONS questions

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dar, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    I have see a few posts that have touched on the topic of biosecurity..

    I am just wondering what if anything have other BYC'rs have put in place to protect your flock?

    I reciently went to the local fair and they had a chicken barn so naturally I had to go in...when i got home my shoes went into a plastic bag until I could clean them...(about an hour)...my process of cleaning them was i sprayed the bottoms and a wee bit up the sides with lysol cleaner and let it sit for a few minutes..then i ran the soles under HOT tap water.

    I did this with everyones shoes when we went to the Toronto zoo too cause they have all kinds of birds around..

    Did I go over board? or did I not do enough?

    I dont wear my everyday runners in the coop I have my coop shoes (they are the fuzzy crocs in pink of course cause my boys wont wear pink shoes...lol ) my children have thier coop shoes too.. but I did not want to track diseases around my yard cause my gals free range in the evening..

    I do not let my friends "tour"my coop inless they have on someones coop shoes..

    I thnk I am turning into some sort of germaphobe but I would rather wash my hands 100X then to get sick or pass a sickness onto someone else (maybe thats just my nursing background)
     
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  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    can anyone help to answer my question?
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  3. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    KNOCK KNOCK IS THIS THING ON?.....lol no one is answering me?....
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You are doing exactly the right things!

    I practice very tight biosecurity.

    Even going to the feed store you should change your shoes before going to your coops.
     
  5. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    thank you!!!!
     

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