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How to clean out coop in preparation for new chicks..

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LivingFate, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. LivingFate

    LivingFate In the Brooder

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    We just recently bought our house that has a chicken coop w/bunny coop. The chicks are getting ready to be able to go outside. I want to give the coop a real good clean out to make sure theres no mites, lice, etc living there. What should I do/use?
     

  2. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    If you have a pressure washer, you could start with that. Then get in there with a scrub brush with a weak bleach soulation. Rinse that out and wash down again with soap and water. Rinse that out. Dust the coop, I use D E. Seems to be the best. I use D E about once a month after that. Dust down any feathered chickens before putting them in your coop. You don't want to put a chicken with bugs in there after all that work.
     
  3. professor-yellow

    professor-yellow Songster

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    Make sure once you wash and rinse, you let it dry for at least a week
     

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