Is it okay to bleach a coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by M To The Maxx, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    We have a empty coop now since a lot of our chickens have died so we put the remaining ones in the other coop. We were thinking about starting a new flock in the coop so we want to disinfect the coop. So my question is: Is it okay to bleach a coop?
     
  2. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    xxxx yes. Bleach breaks down almost immediately as its loses its irritating vapors and becomes a simple sodium.

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  3. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    I bleach mine using a 10% solution so 1 cup of bleach to 10 cups of water.

    You can let it dry and not have to rinse it using this solution. Its what I use on everything in my barn.
     
  4. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We do on a regular basis. Just let it air and dry out, before you let the chickens back in. We clean ours in the morning on a sunny day. The chickens get to go back in that evening.We bleach all the "furniture" too. roosts, nest boxes etc.
     
  5. silkypie

    silkypie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for asking that question.. I was wondering the same thing this morning [​IMG]
     
  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Quote:Is it bad if I put too much bleach in?
     
  7. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    It's a waste of bleach for no extra disinfecting power, plus it will increase the length of time it takes for the bleach to break down and be safe for the chickens. The 10% solution will do the job.
     
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    So when the bleach smell is gone that will mean it is okay for the chickens to go in?
     
  9. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:Maxx, my bud, yes. let the vapor dissipate completely and then it is kosher. [​IMG]
     
  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    One more question. Is the 10% solution a brand or type of bleach?
     

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