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

    May 18, 2008
    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

    Mar 23, 2008
    Make sure once you wash and rinse, you let it dry for at least a week

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