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    Another Chicken Coop Question

    At my inlaws place, where I'm temporarily residing, there is an old coop that hasn't been used in years. Last used by some renters.

    I'm in the process of cleaning it up, but my question is for the chicken experts, how clean do I need to get it? I mean do i need to take a power washer to the walls and get it super clean or just a hose and spray it down? What depth of cleaning should I take it before(or if) I move my chickens in there?

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    If you have a power washer handy, go for it (using all the normal precautions). If not, use can just use a garden hose with a nozzle to get all the dust/dirt knocked out of everywhere. The bigger issue for the health of the chickens is usually pathogens. Since you haven't had any chickens in there recently, that's probably not an issue.

    I usually hose my coop out every spring, spray everything inside & out with a 5% chlorine solution, let that sit for 20 minutes and then rinse it all off again.
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    I agree with JimR here. If there were unknown poultry in it recently I would give it a good power washing with chlorine solution. But if it has been empty for years just cleaning it to your liking will likely be fine just making sure you get the old litter out. The chickens won't care either way......
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    This is what I'm dealing with.


    Not knowing how long we'll be living at the inlaws I want to make use of what's available vs building a coop then having to move it.


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    Shovel and scrape the majority, then spray it down with the chlorine solution and rinse. That's quite the mess you have. Don't want you or the new birds getting sick. Be careful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonton View Post
    Shovel and scrape the majority, then spray it down with the chlorine solution and rinse. That's quite the mess you have. Don't want you or the new birds getting sick. Be careful.
    Yeah, I've already stated removing it. It's very dry at least.
    I'm going to remove the top layer of dirt on the floor also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZachinCO View Post
    Yeah, I've already stated removing it. It's very dry at least.
    I'm going to remove the top layer of dirt on the floor also.

    Just as a tip, if you've got access to it, a 2"-3" layer of sand on the floor in there will make cleaning up a whole lot easier in the future and you won't have a layer of mud in there after it rains.
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    if it's dusty, use a dust mask, I can't remember what you can get if you don't but worked on a chicken farm for a couple of years and we got fired if found without one. not only from the chickens but the mice excrement dust.
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    I agree, use a mask! After you clean the walls, and everything is dry, liberally apply food grade Diatomaceous earth everywhere. You can buy a cheap dry application garden duster to spray it around. Does a great job of keeping unwanted micro-critters out of the coop. We then liberally cover the floor and nests (ours is wood) with pine shavings. We use the Diatomaceous earth once a month when they are out in the yard.
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