How to disinfect a brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kait27, May 16, 2009.

  1. Kait27

    Kait27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just picked up a great rat cage at a yardsale for $15 that will be perfect for my four incoming buff orp chicks. I want to get it good and clean, because I don't know what happened to the animal that lived in it previously. Is there any particular cleaner I should use, (or not use?). Should I use bleach and water- what's a good formula? Or does it not matter as long as I rinse it well?
     
  2. Blondie

    Blondie Chillin' With My Peeps

    One cup of bleach (some say 1/2 cup) and one cup of vinegar in one gallon of water is good!

    Or, just scrub it down with soap and water and rinse REALLY GOOD. Let it air dry.[​IMG]
     
  3. crazybs

    crazybs New Egg

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    the first thing i go to for disinfecting anything when it comes to my animals is vinegar, i have found that it is generally safe to use and does a really good job cleaning... and it is cheap!
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Is the cage metal or plastic? If metal, what kind of metal? How long do you have before you need it to be occupied by the birds?
     

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