Cleaning and Hygiene

By Caitlyn Wandel and Melissa Nortan

A well maintained cage

  • Before you get new chooks, we recommend you disinfect your chook cages.
  • You must have a clean food and water container for each chook.
  • You must clean these containers regularly.
  • The food containers must not be swapped between different chooks as it can spread diseases or pests between birds.
  • Every week check each individual chook for pests. If the chook has pests treat them immediately.
  • Clean all the cages out completely every second week, removing all chook manure from around edges and removing all straw/ sawdust. *Put new and clean straw/sawdust in. Every other week clean by removing the droppings amongst the sawdust in the cage and add more sawdust if required