What should I use to disinfect my wooden tractor after coccidia?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vpeterson, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. vpeterson

    vpeterson Songster

    I just had an outbreak of Coccidia (I think). Luckily only two 3 week old chicks were involved. They were living outdoor in a mostly wooden chicken tractor. No other birds were with them. What should I use to disinfect the tractor.? I read that ammonia was best for coccidia. Anyone else have knowledge or experience concerning this? Thanks

  2. MrChicken207

    MrChicken207 Chirping

    Jun 4, 2010
    Caribou, Maine
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Cocci is a protozoa that lives in the dirt. If the chickens recovered, they are probably immune now. Just rake out the old poop and call it good. That's all I've ever done and only had once case of cocci in 10+years, and cocci is VERY present in PNW soils.
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    oxine is the only thing that will kill the oocytes

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