Oxine Use

JoePa

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I purchased a gallon of Oxine (sanitizer and disinfectant) some time ago - never used it but understand that this stuff is good for disinfecting your chicken coop - the label says that you should activate the stuff with acid crystals which make it stronger - my question is - can you use it without adding the acid crystals and will it still help disinfecting the coop - also how much would you add to a gallon of water - thanks - Joe
 

ChickenCanoe

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The instructions for using the citric acid should be on the label of the gallon of the Oxine. You need a respirator to use it.
You can use it non-activated as a bacteriostat but won't be as effective and you'll have to use more.
 

LaidWithLove

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I do not promote using activated Oxine anywhere near animals. That also includes you. Activated it becomes very volatile and can cause a lot of damage to the respiratory system. Non activated is much safer and will still work much to the same extent, the only time I would use activated is if I had confirmed a virus such as Newcastle or Avian Influenza and I had to totally start over.
Shagbark Bantams has an excellent article on using Oxine.
Shagbark Bantams on Oxine
 

ChickenCanoe

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I use it activated to disinfect incubators regularly. I wait till all chicks are moved out and I use a chemical respirator as well as a well ventilated room.
 

Adc2303

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Does anyone make shoe baths with Oxine? I’m contemplating making one to keep by the coops.

I have Oxine but did not buy the activator and I have Tek Trol. How much would you use for a shoe bath? And how often would you switch it out?

Thank you!
 

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There is a section in the following page on applications for non-activated oxine use that may be helpful.
https://www.revivalanimal.com/pet-health/how-to-use-oxine-ah/learning-center
I use it activated to fumigate incubators. In the future I may use it for automatic water systems.
I called Revival Animal Health for guidance and talked to one of their chemists. Perhaps if you call, they can tell you how frequently to change it out.
 

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