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Vermin Control & Bird Flu.

We would like to encourage as many individuals and gun clubs to step up winged vermin control and also to ensure that breeding pens etc are fully top netted to prevent wild bird access.

We are hearing from many gun clubs that they are going to spend the money they had set aside for buying birds on vermin control products.

We are happy to advise individuals and gun clubs on top netting and traps etc

Flock Master
Saturday, February 4th, 2017

What's the best disinfectant to us in hen house for the bird flu

Ballinabarney
Saturday, February 4th, 2017

F10 is about the best one out there.

Flock Master
Saturday, February 4th, 2017

I say if you get bird flu in your hen house Ballinabarney is game over and you wont need disinfectant just burn in down.

paddycrawford
Sunday, February 5th, 2017

I agree with paddy, disinfectant will have no usefull bearing on bird flu.

Desy
Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Thanks flock master for getting back to me

Ballinabarney
Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Virkon sachets are great disenfectant William.. mix 1 sachet with 5 litres of water and spray on.. a lot of industrial broiler houses and smallholders use it.. most Agri stores will have them..

Glinnanejnr
Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Thanks very much I'll look for them

Ballinabarney
Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Good disinfectant but not worth a damn as far as bird flu is concerned

Adrian Kelly
Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Hygiene is paramount at all times but extra care is needed in these difficult times.
F10 is the best for discinfecting equipment, incubators and for fogging with Virkon S excellent for foot dips, vehicle dips and vehicle washing.
Other tips include:

Keep birds inside.
Do not introduce new birds into your flock.
Step up Vermin control.
Do not mix with other poultry keepers.
Do not allow any visitors on to your farm or small holding.
Use foot dips.
Do not allow feed lorries onsite, try and meet them at the farm gate.
Do not use water from gutters or surface water for poultry in case it's been contaminated by wild birds.

Flock Master
Sunday, February 5th, 2017


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