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Sterilizing brooder pen

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BrianT, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. BrianT

    BrianT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting new chicks in about 7 days and want to sterilize my 4 x 8 brood pen. Can I just mix a little bleach with some water and spray it down after I clean out the old bedding and chicken crap? Thanks.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually, for chicks I'd use ammonia rather than bleach, as ammonia kills cocci but bleach doesn't.
     
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    ChirpNEggBaby Out Of The Brooder

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    Nothing like lots of bleach/soak, a good scrub brush and soap and hot water..tho hose water is fine, and letting it to sit in the sun if you have sun depending where you live for a day. :)
    You can also BUY agricide, Bio-oo-cide etc. just look up Poultry Disinfectants-many to choose from. :)
     
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    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not against Bleach by any means .Just Rinse REAL WELL It is ( Highly Corrosive ) ...cva34
     
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    chigger bait Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It doesn't?

    I thought bleach killed the majority of microbes.

    I didn't know that cocci slipped though the broad spectrum of things that sodium hypochlorite killed.

    We use it and H2SO4 to kill everything in a cooling tower at work and that includes Legionnaires Disease.
     

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