post coryza out break question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TK Poultry, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    i just had to cull like all my chickens b/c of coryza now i have 2 vacant pens what do i do to get rid of the left over bacteria that might be in the pen??
     
  2. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would bleach help? I know ammonia is toxic to chicks and chickens can get ammonia poisoning, so I don't know if you would want to use that. All I can think of is bleach and a good hosing down, but I've never had to clean a coop of bacteria.
     
  3. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    thanks for trying i heard bleach and lime something on the ground?
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The best way to take care of it is to let your coops and grounds stand empty for 3 to 4 months according to our state vet.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Bleach is probably not the best disinfectant. Oxine or vircon S or novalsan are better choices. Three weeks if you know it was coryza; other illnesses require longer times.
     
  6. ccoomber

    ccoomber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've just had to do the same thing! [​IMG] I've used Virkon with a power garden spray and intend to leave the coop empty for at least a month (i read this timing in my chicken health book).
     
  7. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    all right sound good
     

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