1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

How to sanitize your chicken coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gotpotbellypig, May 20, 2012.

  1. gotpotbellypig

    gotpotbellypig Chillin' With My Peeps

    478
    3
    103
    Mar 27, 2012
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    We got a new baby chicks in April and have a coop ready for them. We had old chickens that lived in the coop but they passed a while ago. I want to sanitize their coop because some our our older chickens got sick. I do not want any of the new ones to get sick. How do i thoroughly clean the coop? I has nesting boxes, a tree, and food and water dishes. Any tips on how to keep it clean? need advice quickly because i have to finish cleaning it tomorrow.[​IMG]
     
  2. gotpotbellypig

    gotpotbellypig Chillin' With My Peeps

    478
    3
    103
    Mar 27, 2012
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Please someone help! need advice soon!
     
  3. coolcanoechic

    coolcanoechic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mix 10 parts water to 1 part bleach. Wipe everything down with that and then let it air out for a while. Be sure to wash all of the dishes well and rinse them before using them.
    If any of the surfaces are tough to wash, such as bare wood, a spray bottle will do the trick.
     
  4. gotpotbellypig

    gotpotbellypig Chillin' With My Peeps

    478
    3
    103
    Mar 27, 2012
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    thanks you!
     
  5. SouthernAlberta

    SouthernAlberta Chillin' With My Peeps

    616
    20
    131
    Mar 30, 2012
    Canada - Garden Zone 3
    Just remember that you cannot sanitize a surface that isn't CLEAN. I am new to chickens so I can't recommend a chicken-safe soap or detergent, but after you have cleaned soil off the coop and rinsed and rinsed some more, then disinfect with your bleach and water solution. In a couple of days, bleach breaks down to be as safe as water, so I agree it is probably your best bet.

    My experience with cleaning is from 12+ years of breeding and showing pedigreed cats.
     
  6. coolcanoechic

    coolcanoechic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good point!
     
  7. gotpotbellypig

    gotpotbellypig Chillin' With My Peeps

    478
    3
    103
    Mar 27, 2012
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    thanks i power washed the walls and nesting boxes. we scrubbed the nesting boxes with bleach and let them air dry.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by