Coop Care

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Chicken Coop

2021-11-15T21:21:38-08:00

Maintaining a clean coop is important to reduce the potential for disease transmission. To maintain good sanitation, you will need to periodically clean your coop. Good sanitation includes proper cleaning and disinfection of your coop. Big picture, proper cleaning and disinfecting (and we’ll go over the difference between the two) are crucial in order to prevent exposure to multiple infectious diseases including Marek’s disease, Salmonella and ectoparasites like mites. As an example, let's say your neighbor gave you their coop and you wanted to clean it before you start your flock or simply that you want to clean out your

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Chicken Coop2021-11-15T21:21:38-08:00

Cleaning and Disinfecting

2020-09-22T19:02:03-07:00

Much like areas of your home need a deep-cleaning regularly to get rid of the dirt and grime that’s left behind after day-to-day cleaning, your beloved birds’ homes should be cleared out, cleaned and disinfected frequently. Cleaning and disinfecting aren’t the same thing. Cleaning means clearing out the cage or coop, removing all dirt, litter, feathers, manure and spilled feed, and washing with soap.  Disinfecting involves applying a specific solution to kill harmful microorganisms and help prevent their growth. C&D, as it’s often called, will help keep your poultry happy and healthy if done properly and regularly!     Before starting: 

Cleaning and Disinfecting2020-09-22T19:02:03-07:00

The Importance of Keeping a Clean Chicken Coop

2020-09-08T11:14:23-07:00

Even though we’re guessing that your chicken has lower standards of cleanliness than you do, it's important to clean their coop at least once every week. The good news is, the more you rake out the coop, and the less build-up there is, the less time it will take. But why is coop cleanliness important, and just how clean does a coop actually need to be? By the end of this article, you’ll have the answers you need to keep your feathered friends healthy and out of harm’s way.    Spotting Disease Just like dogs, cats, and humans, birds are

The Importance of Keeping a Clean Chicken Coop2020-09-08T11:14:23-07:00
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