High Quality Disinfectant for Coop Cleaning?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Flannery Eau, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Flannery Eau

    Flannery Eau Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello All,

    I am expecting 18 new chicks at the beginning of March, and I want to make sure there is as few infectious organisms both in their incubators (in my basement) as well as in the coop that has 3 older pullets (for when they go outside in a few months). I know Mereks is in my flock - so all the newbies are vaccinated, but I still want to play it safe. I will also be giving them medicated feed.

    I was surprised that there wasn't a kind of go-to disinfectant for poultry - most of the ones I found ship from Europe! Does anyone have a tried and true solution that they trust for that yearly cleaning (or pre-new peep cleaning)? Any help would be great - Thanks!

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  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bleach with hot water and Dawn dishwashing liquid
     
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Oxine is also great.
    We use it to clean everything around here.
    Good stuff.
     
  4. Flannery Eau

    Flannery Eau Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the suggestions! What kind of dilution do you need to make for something like bleach and oxine? Should it kill everything (viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites)? I want to make sure it is safe for my chickens.
     
  5. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    The directions for the Oxine are on the bottle.
    It is safe for your birds and kills all kinds of nasty stuff.
    Some folks put it in a vaporizer and mist the coop while the birds are in at night-I haven't done that yet, but I haven't heard of it causing any problems.
    I'm not sure on the bleach mixture.
    Here's a link on Oxine.

    http://www.shagbarkbantams.com/oxine.htm
     
  6. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Arrowhead07

    Arrowhead07 Out Of The Brooder

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    If you want the Best and kill everything you listed then I would recommend 1-Stroke Environ or Tektrol. The list of what it kills is a novel and leaves things smelling like a hospital. The are labeled for poultry operations. I use it to disinfect the barn before calving and it works great!!
     
  9. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It should be noted that basic-H is a cleaner and not a disinfectant.

    I wish I could get Oxine locally.
     
  10. aglyphic creatures

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    I use nolvason. We use it for every cage/viv/pen in the rescue. I buy it by the gallon and dilute it according to the directions. Its used as a skin cleanser for surgery, a disinfectant, a cleaner....we even use it to rinse mouth injuries on other critters.
     

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