Problem w/Oxine

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BaGAWK!!, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. BaGAWK!!

    BaGAWK!! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, it couldn't have been something I did...[​IMG]...anyway I recently started using oxine and have mixed it in a quart sprayer (2 TBS oxine rest water), and sprayed it to saturate everything inside coop to disinfect and kill some mold that had started in one corner. A day or so later mold had spread down the whole length of one side of the coop! I thought oxine was tough on mold? Am I using it wrong? Do I have to scrub?

    Anyone else having this problem? I posted this on a related thread but no one answered.
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    I find the product works great!
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Did you use citric acid with it? Maybe make the solution stronger.
     
  4. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    I can't for the life of me find any actual studies about the effectiveness of the stuff. I did buy some, too, but am still depending on my bleach & water. Everytime I try to research it I keep getting linked back to the same few breeder's pages that happen to sell it. I'm starting to wonder if it's a lot like DE......people claim it works because *other people claim it works. But it really does NOT work on worms and mites.
     
  5. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Welcome! [​IMG]
     
  6. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, never used the stuff, but [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York!

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  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yes it does
     
  9. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm guessing that you need more ventilation in your coop, to let extra humidity out. Too much moisture is what causes the mold in the first place. Although spraying Oxine in the coop was a nice idea, to kill mold, in an already too humid coop, all that extra water in the spray seems to have just helped the mold grow.

    I'm sure some day you will have a good laugh over this, even though it's not funny now.

    How much ventilation do you have open? How many chickens do you have and what size is your coop? The other things I'm wondering is if you have any water leaks in the coop or if your litter is too wet. Usually it's a ventilation problem, though.
     
  10. kerrysmommy

    kerrysmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    never used it but hope someone on here knows and [​IMG] from western ny!
     

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