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Old coop, new chicks. Cleaning question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by farmhand, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. farmhand

    farmhand Songster

    My chicken coop is coming out of retirement after 15 years of sitting empty. I have raked everything clean but should I further disinfect the coop? Never had a issues before that I am aware of and should be getting my chicks in a month or two.
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  2. GardenGal

    GardenGal Songster

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    I would, just to be safe. Sounds exciting!
     
  3. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Crowing

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    It never hurts. If nothing else, I would spray it with a ten percent bleach solution. Have you owned the property all this time, or did you buy it from someone else? If you did, then you know what was in there before.

    If you bought it from someone else, then there's no way to know what had been in there before, and I might go a little further in my decontam process.

    Have fun with your new chicks!
     

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