Pre-poultry cleaning

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Shawnee Moon, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. Shawnee Moon

    Shawnee Moon Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 27, 2015
    Powell, Wyoming
    In my chicken house are wooden nest boxes, a wooden roost ladder, concrete floors and I think wood siding inside, maybe just regular "wall" material.

    I have my little brooder area ready for chicks, as I'm having to get the area to 90° and stay there first.

    I swept and vacuumed the room today, all cobwebs and droppings are gone. Should I wipe or spray down surfaces with a Clorox and water solution, or Lysol, or leave it alone? It hasn't been used in like a decade, for chickens anyway. (Just motorcycle parts!) it did have a lot of mouse droppings and there remained some chicken poop in the nest boxes. It was all vacuumed with a Shop Vac.

    (I also cleaned the windows, and we raked and leveled the dirt run and trimmed the vines.)

    What else should I do? I mean, regarding the cleanliness of the coop.

  2. lynnehd

    lynnehd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2015
    Vancouver, Wa.
    Sounds like a deep clean is a very good idea, given the creatures that may have lived there for the past 10 years.

    There are various cleansers, but I would think hand scrubbing with a stiff brush, using 2-3 gallons of mild soapy water to about
    1/4 -1/2 cup of bleach?
    Get in as many crevices as you can.

    Then let it dry completely.

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