How long does coryza live in dirt

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChelseysChicken, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. ChelseysChicken

    ChelseysChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had two birds in quarantine pen/run for 1 week when one birds so very apparent sign of coryza. Iv washed and bleached the wire/wood pen now what do I do about the dirt in the run? Sick birds have been gone 4 days. Thanks
     
  2. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Damp, dirty, or drafty houses seem to be ideal environments for Coryza. You can use an effective disinfectant like Tek-Trol or Trifectin. Both are potent against most viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Rake up the yard of all debris. Most disinfectants aren't very effective on soil. 3 months is recommended for Fowl Cholera, but not sure about Coryza. Ammonium quat like Quatricide may be a good soil solution that will dissipate well after rapid effectiveness. There is a Coryza vaccine too.
     
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  3. ChelseysChicken

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    Thanks!
     

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