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Shoe Covers

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicken pickin, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    So Im going to start practicing good biosecurity to protect my flocks from outside diseases. I figured one good way was to have any outside person coming into my poultry yard will be made to wear shoe covers. I will also wear them if I enter anyone elses poultry yards. My question is I know I can order them online because I did that but does anyone know of stores that sell shoe covers so if I ran out and needed some I could run out to the store rather than wait on shipping. Thanks
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I think most people simply don't allow outsiders in their chicken yard or coop, particularly if they have or are around chickens. For myself, I have one pair of shoes I wear around the chickens that I do not wear anywhere else. You might want to change shoes and clothing after going to the feed store. I know of one person who has visitors step in a pan of bleach or Oxine as they enter her chicken areas.
     
  3. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for your reply. The only reason I was thinking about the shoes is because I also raise turkeys and if I have people want to veiw them before buying so they can pick the one/s they want they may need to enter the yard. Im not sure how else to go about it. Any suggestions.
     

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