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Moving turkeys into old chicken coop. Should i clean out?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by boykin2010, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in the process of moving my turkey poults into my old chicken coop and run. I cleaned out the coop today as far as cleaning out the poop on the bottom of the coop. I read somewhere that some turkeys can get diseases from chickens but i also know that many people keep their turkeys with their chickens. Is there anything i should do about cleaning out the coop to keep the turkeys from getting any diseases? Could i spray bleach and then rinse? Do i need to clean it out at all?
     
  2. stubbornhill

    stubbornhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My theory would be, "better safe than sorry". If you have the means to do a deep cleaning while there are no birds in there, I would go for it. Yep, bleach it, scrub it spray it down real well, let it dry real well. Then you will never have to wonder, "should I have cleaned it better first?" Just MHO. [​IMG]
     
  3. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there anything else i can use to clean with that would be better than bleach?
     
  4. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anybody?
     
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I would spray and scrub down with bleach. i would till up the ground and add lime and let sit for a week before putting anything in.
     
  6. dawg53

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    Quote:Oxine.
     
  7. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My coop is a chicken tractor so i just moved it to fresh grass. ( sorry i forgot to mention that )
    Thank yall for the responses. I have some extra bleach so i will use that tommorow. I will let yall know how it works out
     

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