post coryza out break question

The Chickens' Maid

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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.
 

gumpsgirl

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Mar 25, 2008
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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.
 

Sonoran Silkies

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Jan 4, 2009
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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.
 

ccoomber

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I've just had to do the same thing!
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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).
 

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