Ok, I have my OXINE & now how do I use it?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Maryallison, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to use the OXINE to clean a coop. I read here before that using the citric acid tub made it to strong. So how do I mix it where I can spray in my coop. On the bottle there were 2 ways to mix that both involved the cirtic acid stuff. I also have a spraybottle I was hoping to use.


    THANKS, MARY [​IMG]
     
  2. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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    Common dilution for poultry is 6.5 ounces of Oxine in water. I use a standard spray bottle with the mister set very fine.
     
  3. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    For the coop, you should get one of those one gallon weed sprayers you can get at Lowes for 12 bucks - works perfectly.

    just mix the 6.5 oz of oxine to one gallon water, like Pathfinders said.

    for the chickens (if you use it on them) the little spray bottles (like for misting plants and such) work great. Just pour some of the mixed stuff into the little bottle, before you use it all on the coop.

    meri
     
  4. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  5. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not to hijack, but where can I get the Oxine? No one around here sells it. Thanks!
     
  6. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't find it here either, but I think I can order it (and food grade DE) through Amazon.com according to their website. Is there anything we can't get from Amazon?!
     
  7. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Revival Health is the cheapest with shipping that I have found anywhere. [​IMG]
     
  8. PakehaCherie

    PakehaCherie New Egg

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    Smith's Poultry Supply also sells it, but you are right to check around and compare!
     
  9. rmyer

    rmyer Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, so you also spray it on your mature chickens????? I presume in a fine mist......
    Mojo Chick'n :

    For the coop, you should get one of those one gallon weed sprayers you can get at Lowes for 12 bucks - works perfectly.

    just mix the 6.5 oz of oxine to one gallon water, like Pathfinders said.

    for the chickens (if you use it on them) the little spray bottles (like for misting plants and such) work great. Just pour some of the mixed stuff into the little bottle, before you use it all on the coop.

    meri​
     
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