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How to Disinfect a Chicken Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Star Chicken, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Star Chicken

    Star Chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I need to disinfect my whole chicken coop, but I don't know how or what to use! I have scaly mites and am working on killing them but now I have to disinfect my coop and kill off the remaining mites. I would love it if you could help me out!
     
  2. Messipaw

    Messipaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DE and sevin dust should do the trick
     
  3. Star Chicken

    Star Chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I use DE but was wondering about ho to was my coop with a hose brush and bleach?
     
  4. Messipaw

    Messipaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use the liquid sevin spray all over the coop. When it dries i sprinkle the DE all over.
     
  5. Star Chicken

    Star Chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok do you know if seven spray kills scaly leg mites?
     
  6. Messipaw

    Messipaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never has lice or mites-thank the Lord. Sorry. I think the powder is best for their legs. I also heard of spreading vasaline o the their legs.
     
  7. Star Chicken

    Star Chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Ya I herd the same thing I was just hoping that the spray would kill the mites that were in the coop.
     
  8. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I white wash my coop with a lime mixture yearly.
     
  9. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dawn soap kills ticks and fleas so I use it to wash out the coops. I make a soapy mixture then I scrub the coop down let it sit for a while, scrub down again and use a bleach water combo to rinse. Then I hose it all off with water and let the sun dry the coop. I then repaint the surfaces. Once everything is dry I add DE and fresh pine shavings in the main area and DE and Fresh hay in the nest box areas. I also have vinyl flooring in the main area under the pine shavings. It makes clean up easier. The chickens are not always cooperative so I keep them penned out of the way but once I add the pine shavings and hay they are right in there helping me to spread it out. I only do the deep clean in the spring and in the fall if I can.
    Caroline
     

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