As soon as anyone goes into intensive farming, they deal with disease on a constant basis, so cleaning is essential for keeping a flock healthy and prevent disease from spreading.
What you need to do when cleaning a chicken house
Farming chickens is an intensive farming practice. As soon as anyone goes into intensive farming, they deal with disease on a constant basis, so cleaning is essential for keeping a flock healthy and prevent disease from spreading. When the house is cleaned after catching, anything that can cause disease in the following flock needs to be eradicated.
The main bacteria that Manchem checks to ensure its chemicals are effective against, are for Ecoli, Salmonella and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa which basically cover the bacterial range.
If this bacteria is not killed, the impact will result in high mortality, slower growth, weak chickens because they’re riddled with disease. A diseased chick cannot perform the same as a healthy chick. So it’s absolutely essential to start with a clean house.
And there is no short cut when cleaning is concerned. There is no one product that does it all. There’s very specific steps that need to be followed to get it right to have a thoroughly clean house at the beginning of the next cycle.
The time needed to clean a chicken house thoroughly should be a minimum of 7 days. By shortening the cleaning period runs the risk of disease.
The 6 steps in the Cleaning Cycle
- Assessing the situation
- Dry cleaning
- Evaluating the cleaning efficacy
- Terminal fogging
Broiler/Breeder Biosecurity Checklist
Broiler/Breeder Biosecurity Products
|ULTRACIDE||Highly concentrated detergent/disinfectant based on synergistic blend of quaternary ammonium compounds, which have broad spectrum/anti-bacterial and antifungal activities.||Didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride
Alkyl Benzyl dimethyl ammonium chloride
|BIOFECT||Synergized gluteraldehyde, quaternary ammonium broad spectrum disinfectant. Bacterial Fungicidal Virucidal.||Alkyl Benzyl dimethyl ammonium chloride. Didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride. Gluteraldehyde. Amine Oxide||1:100||25lt200lt1000lt|
|FARMGUARD||Concentrated phenolic disinfectant.||High Boiling Tar Acid. Cresylic Acid||1:100to1:200||25ltto200lt|
|TRIHIDRO||Sanitizing agent containing peracetic Acid Descaler.||Peracetic Acid||1:100||25lt|
|T.H.S.||Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizer.||70% Alcohol||Neat||25lt|
|OPTIMAX||Alkaline Protein Remover.||Caustic soda, Surfactants||1:100||25ltto 200lt1000lt|