I NEED to cleanse my coop, but what with?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by peeps7, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    What would be a good sanitizer to clean the coop with that won't hurt the chickens?
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oxine

    Jody
     
  3. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    What is oxine and where would one find it?

    Is it better than bleach?
     
  4. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It is like 10 times better than bleach. There's lots of places you can get it, but we got ours from the Chicken Dr, www.firststatevetsupply.com. He will give you directions on how to use it; use his and not the directions on the bottle. If you use it that way, it has no fumes compared to bleach, and it saved us a couple of times, we think. You can also sanitize their drinking water with it, and even mist the birds themselves. It is a bit pricey but lasts a long time.
     
  5. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    i use bleach
     
  6. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    Do I mix bleach with water to keep the fumes low?
     
  7. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I use Simply Green disinfectant! (it has to say it is disinfectant)

    Summer I chase them out & Bleach everthing!!!
     

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