How can I disinfect myself?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rcentner, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. rcentner

    rcentner Songster

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    I am going to another persons chicken coop today, I want to wear my chicken poop shoes, but I need to be sure I don't track anything from my chickens to hers. I have a sick hen with canker and a lice infestation (that the pymethrin is doing awesome on). I just want to be sure not to bring any unwanted pests with me.

    hmm...didn't know where to post this.
     
  2. perolane

    perolane Songster

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    Nolvasan....in a spray bottle. I have one hanging outside my pens & I keep one in my vehicle.
     
  3. ParrotsNPullets

    ParrotsNPullets Songster

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    I think the responsible thing would be to wear separate shoes and clothing knowing you have pests/illness in your flock (you'd probably balk at someone doing the same to you!).

    If you absolutely HAVE to wear the same shoes... get a scrub brush out, scrub your shoes like mad with soap and water to get all of the debris out, and then spray them down with a disinfectant. You may also want to put plastic grocery bags over them and tied up to your ankle. At least that is what I'd do if I didn't have a clean pair of shoes.
     
  4. rcentner

    rcentner Songster

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    ya, seems the best thing to do. a little chicken poo wont hurt my nicer shoes [​IMG] thanks for the advice, I didn't think of it like that...what would I want someone to do if they came here ya know. Fresh outfit for me [​IMG]
     
  5. perolane

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    Gee I forgot about your sick hen... [​IMG] parrotsnpullets is right. And there it is right in your post...duh!!
     
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  6. leahthor

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    Hope your hen feels much better soon. I hope if anyone with chickens comes to my place they are as responsible as you.
     
  7. wekiva bird

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    i put myself in a clorox bath, and wash my shoes and clothes in soap and clorox too. [​IMG]
     

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