How do I clean a possibly infected building?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by eggboy, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. eggboy

    eggboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is an old dog house I found that is being junked (I think i'll use it as a temporary chicken coop) I don't know how clean it is I mean If anything died in it or something So I was wondering what's the best way to clean it?
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    A pump up sprayer with bleach water will do the trick!
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Unless it's had chickens or rabbits in it, there is unlikely to be any problem.

    If you are really concerned, though, scrub it real good with a hard-bristled brush and soapy hot water (or pressure-wash), then let it air dry very thoroughly.

    If you are SUPER crazily concerned there are disinfectants that can be used, but to my way of thinking, "why" [​IMG]

    Do make sure you add ventilation. Doghouses are pretty much never ventilated even remotely sufficiently for chickens.

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Spray bleach then make certain it drys out.
     
  5. eggboy

    eggboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your'e warning patandchickens, I never thought much about ventelation until I looked at you're page.
     

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