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Mixing Oxine for disinfecting

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by wormy270, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. wormy270

    wormy270 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone use deactivated Oxine to fog your birds and coup? I want to know exactly how much to mix in a gallon of water. The directions only mention adding to drinking water at a rate of 1 ounce per 30 gallons of water. If your mixing only a gallon for disinfecting that only comes to about 1/8 ounce per gallon. Doesent seem right. Am I missing something?
     
  2. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    Maryland
    For disinfecting, the directions I have say to use 6 oz per Gallon of water. A gallon is supposed to cover approx 1000 square feet.
     
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    What about "activated?" Is that different? I just bought some also, and am wondering the same thing. I also bought the tub of citric acid to "activate," it...

    I'm an idiot and need further instructions, I guess. Also, what are all the uses for Oxine, as I heard there are more uses than just cleaning???
     
  4. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    Maryland
    If you activate it, basically you are making it more potent, and I have read that if you activate it, you need to wear a respirator mask and not use it where birds are present. It's actualy not recommended.
    Unactivated, you can use it around, and actually ON the birds.

    Use 1/8 tsp per gallon of water to keep the slime from building up. If you have ducks, you can use it to keep their swimming water cleaner. You can use a few drops in your incubator water to sanitize the air, so to speak.
    I mist down the walls and floors of the coop, and saturate the roosts.I just use a cheap garden pump sprayer( it never had poison or anything in it, I use it just for chickens)
     

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