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Discussion in 'Poultry Chat' started by Jonsaint, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. Jonsaint

    Jonsaint PetForums Newbie

    Jul 5, 2019
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    Hi all. I'm new to keeping chickens and despite lots online, I can't get a proper answer. My question is can you use normal disinfectant to clean inside the hen house? In a spray bottle and then left to dry on its own or shall I use the stuff they sell on the chicken websites?
    Any advice would be grateful.
  2. NaomiM

    NaomiM Love my furry, feathered and finned family

    Sep 22, 2012
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    Hi, I use Poultry Shield. You can buy a big container of the concentrated stuff and then dilute it in spray bottles, which works out cheaper. I wouldn't use normal household disinfectant as it's not animal safe.

    Personally I pick up droppings every day and then only do a full cleanout with Poultry Shield once a month. I also rinse out water containers with Poultry Shield weekly (though the actual water gets changed daily).
  3. *Amber*

    *Amber* PetForums Senior

    Oct 22, 2010
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    Hi, I‘ve been buying the Virkon tablets. You dissolve 1 tablet in 500ml of water. After reading about poultry shield, I think I’m going to get that instead, as it kills Red Mites! Sounds brilliant stuff! I too, like Naiomi, poo pick each morning, and top up bedding as needed, I love Aubiose as it absorbs, then do a full clean out once a month. X
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