Spore growing in the coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SunriseKerry, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. SunriseKerry

    SunriseKerry New Egg

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    Last fall was very wet around here and we had an issue with some type of mushroom/fungus growing inside one of our coops. We moved them to a temporary "coop" we made in the barn, but it's spring and the barn will be needed for baby alpacas shortly. We've cleaned out the old coop, and dried it out as best we can, but there is some concern that the spore bits are in the wood and might become a respiratory issue. Is there anything I can treat the coop with to prevent this or is this coop toast?
     
  2. paneubert

    paneubert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bleach. Seriously. Dilute it and then spray it on with a pump sprayer. Make sure everything gets a good soak and then let it air dry.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Bleach should work.....but first..... find out why it was that wet in there, and fix it.
     
  4. paneubert

    paneubert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good point.....
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Another thought.....bleach and ammonia can create a very toxic gas....so hopefully there isn't a ton of wet stinky bird droppings (ammonia) in the shed.
    Due diligence...LOTS of ventilation.
     
  6. paneubert

    paneubert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Think of the chloramine fumes generated as another thing that will kill all the fungus. Just kidding......don't create chloramine gas if you can avoid it....
     
  7. Tabasco Jack

    Tabasco Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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