Post disease coop management~ what to do with deep litter and dirt floor

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by southernmomma, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. southernmomma

    southernmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings.

    I've had the unfortunate realization that my small flock of 8 is likely actively suffering from and carrying Coryza. I have chosen to cull them all.

    It is my understanding that Coryza is delicate and won't survive in the environment for long.....I've also seen strong recommendation to disinfect the coop. If is doesn't survive outside of the host why the need for disinfection?

    If you have had actual experience with communicable poultry disease then I would appreciate hearing from you~ specifically those with deep litter. Did you burn the deep litter? Remove several inches of dirt?

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  2. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would burn ALL the litter and give the coop a VERY good WASH before you get new chick/chickens. So so SORRY! [​IMG]
     
  3. southernmomma

    southernmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply. I did indeed choose to burn the deep litter. An easy extra precaution, and simple enough to replace when the time comes.

    M
     

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