Disinfection and Cleaning
For thousands of years chickens have been an integral part of our diet. They are used for their meat, eggs and feathers. The chicken industry encompasses several branches: egg production, poultry meat products including chicken and turkey, and the breeding and growing of chicks. All of these areas at some time or stage have been exposed to different forms of contamination. Infection occurs when the fowl is infected by some kind of parasite which uses it as a host for living and reproducing. The parasite penetrates its host's body, grows there and reproduces. The different kinds of infections are passed on by the sick fowl to the healthy ones. The most common parasite in chicken coops is Salmonellosis which is a disease caused by the Salmonella bacteria. Of course there are other infectious organisms and the chicken coop offers them a place for growth. All of these parasites are dangerous to the coop and especially to humans who consume their products. Cleaning and sanitizing the coop is crucial for protecting the health of the poultry against the various parasites and thus protecting the people who eat it. Green Life Group has developed a number of products for the care and cleaning of the coop and give an effective answer to the problem of keeping the coop and its area clean, sanitized and protected from a wide range of parasites. The products are not dangerous to those using them or to the poultry and do not contaminate the environment.
Green up C - One Product for All Poultry Cleaning.
The directions for use are a general recommendation. The final matching and suitability for directions of use will depend on each specific chicken coop as to size, structure and mode of work.
Dilutions will depend on degree of soiling, the sanitizing results required and type of equipment used.
GREEN UP C at a dilution of 1:1 qualifies as a sanitizer to BS:6471. The product comfortably passed at a dilution of 1:1 which is in line with the activity for the Amphoteric biocide.
When tested according to the European Suspension Test protocol the Amphoteric biocide was shown to be very effective against Salmonella under clean conditions after 5 minutes contact time.
When applied under reasonably clean conditions a 1 to 1 dilution was effective against Salmonella, E Coli and Listeria.
GREEN UP C can be used at a dilution 1:2 according to need. A higher dilution lessens the effectiveness of the product and does not do the job efficiently.
Recommendations for Treating an Empty Coop
STAGE 1 – Thorough cleaning of the empty chicken coop between turnover of another batch of hens should be done with rinsing all the area with Green Up C undiluted in a high pressure sprayer in order to break apart all hiding places of the mites. The spraying will include the floor, all corners, and ceiling of the coop as well as areas around the coop (about a two meter boundary).
STAGE 2 – Twelve hours after stage 1 the coop must be rinsed with a high pressure water spray in order to remove any additional remains from the coop.
STAGE 3 – After drying the coop it must be fogged in 4 cycles—each cycle of fogging should last two minutes and then air should be released for about 25 minutes. After the 4 fogging cycles new hens can be introduced into the clean coop.
Recommended Fogging of the Coop for the New Batch of Hens
After the new batch of hens is introduced into the clean coop, fogging should be done once a week. The fogging should last three minutes with Green Up C at a dilution of 1:2 and then a release of the air for 25 minutes.
Recommended First Treatment of Ongoing Coops with Hens
STAGE 1 – High pressure rinse of the equipment and surroundings with Green Up C undiluted in order to dislodge all hiding places of
the mites. The spraying will be done towards the walls and equipment of the coop and not directly on the chickens.
STAGE 2 – Twelve hours after stage 1 the sprayed areas should be rinsed with a high pressure water spray in order to remove any
remains from the coop.
STAGE 3 – After Stage 2 fogging should be used once a week for three minutes with Green Up C at a dilution of 1:2 and then the air
should be released for 25 minutes.
The treatment with Green Up C in the recommended manner after reintroduction of new hens into the coop is extremely important in
order to prevent bacterial infection and parasites.
The fogging treatment in an occupied coop requires installing fogging equipment in the coop area.
It is important to recognize the difference between the two methods (empty or full coops) and act accordingly.
Tthe product is in the stages of obtaining opproval from the Ministry of Agriculture and not for sale.