How to clean coop we are moving into

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jeaucamom, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    Our beautiful new coop is immaculate on the outside and really gross and dirty on the inside. Beyond sweeping it out, what do you all suggest I sanitize with. The house has been empty a LONG time, close to a year. Should a use bleach or some other disinfectant? And how long to wait before moving the girls in???
  2. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Songster

    Oct 29, 2007
    Bleach solution. 10 parts water 1 part bleach. Pressure washer would be great if you have one.
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    I would be careful about breathing dust and use dust masks, also. The coop should be ok for the chickens once it has dried and the bleach smell is gone.
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    I agree with the 10/1 bleach. Also...maybe you could get some orange iol? Spray the nest boxes, and roost very well. Just in case there are some little buggies deep in the wood. Just make sure you let it dry well, in between applications, and before putting your chickens in there. Good luck on the move..and congrats again on the beautifull home.
  5. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    orange iol???

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