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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

    May 15, 2010
    North FL
    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

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Actually, for chicks I'd use ammonia rather than bleach, as ammonia kills cocci but bleach doesn't.
  3. ChirpNEggBaby

    ChirpNEggBaby Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 19, 2011
    West Central, FL
    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. :)
  4. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2011
    Van Vleck ,TX
    I am not against Bleach by any means .Just Rinse REAL WELL It is ( Highly Corrosive ) ...cva34
  5. chigger bait

    chigger bait Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2012
    Jonesborough, Tennessee

    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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