What to wash brooder in!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Shauna's Silkies, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Shauna's Silkies

    Shauna's Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    Ireland :D
    what will i wash my brooder in!! soap!!
    Chicks havent hatched yet!!
    its a plastic box!!!!
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    If you have never had babies in it before, than soap will work fine. If you have raised chicks in it before, I would use a bleach/water solution to get all the bacterias and diseases off the surfaces.
  3. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    The Peak District, UK
    Lol!!! You're very shouty!!!!

    My current brooder is an empty aquarium. I only ever clean aquariums out using very hot water. With the chicks in, I'm not washing it, just changing the paper towels once a day.
    I'm going to move them into my 'small' degu cage, once I've washed it and the extras have arrived. I'm washing that in bleach and I've leave it to stand for a couple of days.

    Not sure if I've helped, but it's what I do!!!!

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