Need Help Please/ how to sanitize an old run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by nccountrygirl, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    In March we are getting 12- 3 week old chicks. They are going into the girls old coop and run. I know how to clean the coop but I am wondering what is the best route to cleaning a dirt run, I want to make sure there is nothing in the soil that might hurt the new chicks. The old run will be empty for a couple of months. I read here to put lime down, what is the best way. Thanks in Advance
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2008
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Tilling lime in is one of the better solutions.
     
  3. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    bump
     
  4. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    *bump again*
     
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    What kstaven said.

    If you use hydrated lime, which will work a little better, be REAL REAL careful not to breathe any of the dust. (The dust of the other kind of lime won't do you any good either, so wear a mask either way). Then let it sit at least a few wks before adding more chickens.


    Pat
     
  6. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Thanks, I will do that
     

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