MG contamination after 6 weeks?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RM44, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. RM44

    RM44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    Woodstock, Georgia
    I had a flock of 6 that were diagnosed with MG and subsequently put down 6 weeks ago. I now have 4 week old baby chicks that have been brooding in a bedroom and am ready to move them to the basement. We plan to use a 6' x 10' chain link fence to contain them, and that fence was part of our original run when my first flock had MG. We hosed the mud and leaves off the fence, and moved it into the basement and tomorrow I'll baffle the bottom 2 feet and fill it with litter and move the babies in. We have adequate plans for heat and light.

    My question is: Is it safe? It's been 6 weeks and everything I've read says that the MG cannot live outside of the host for more than a few days. I did not spray down the fence with any sort of disinfectant, and can't really do that now that it's set up in the basement, but now I'm having late night fears that there may be some lingering MG on that metal somewhere. Somebody please tell me that it will be okay and that I'm being too paranoid.

  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    You should be safe. But I would probably mix up a 10% bleach mixture and put it in a spray bottle and spray it down, just for overkill. Just because I am paranoid.
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Me too...........
  4. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Quote:That's what I was going to say too!

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