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My Sister will be hatching out for me next month, using her incubator for the second time. It is the styrofoam type/ with an added turner.

My question is...

What do you sanitize that type with?

I read it needs to be fumigated- but I have no idea what to use. I do have Oxine, But no activating crystals. Can I use that- If I get the crystals? and how soon before using it for hatching do I fumigate? a day, several days...


Edited by amenfarm - 4/7/16 at 9:47am
Own- 5 heritage white leghorn pullets, 6 Rhode island red pullets, and 2 crest cream legbar cockerels,1 Buckeye hen, 1- Rhode Island Red hen, 3 Astralorpe hens, 9 super blue egg layers, 3 hybrid astralorpe with SBEL roo pullets, and 1 SBEL with RIR Pullet(-please all 3 lay green eggs) - and 1 rooster SBEL/ 1 astralorpe/ SBEL cockrel, 1 Golden Retriever, 1 Welsh Pembroke Corgi, and Jay-Jay the...
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Own- 5 heritage white leghorn pullets, 6 Rhode island red pullets, and 2 crest cream legbar cockerels,1 Buckeye hen, 1- Rhode Island Red hen, 3 Astralorpe hens, 9 super blue egg layers, 3 hybrid astralorpe with SBEL roo pullets, and 1 SBEL with RIR Pullet(-please all 3 lay green eggs) - and 1 rooster SBEL/ 1 astralorpe/ SBEL cockrel, 1 Golden Retriever, 1 Welsh Pembroke Corgi, and Jay-Jay the...
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post #2 of 5

I would just use vinegar to clean it out.

post #3 of 5
I use a weak blech solution to wipe mine, then rinse it well and air it out.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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cool ridgerunner, that agrees with the info I'm finding.

Own- 5 heritage white leghorn pullets, 6 Rhode island red pullets, and 2 crest cream legbar cockerels,1 Buckeye hen, 1- Rhode Island Red hen, 3 Astralorpe hens, 9 super blue egg layers, 3 hybrid astralorpe with SBEL roo pullets, and 1 SBEL with RIR Pullet(-please all 3 lay green eggs) - and 1 rooster SBEL/ 1 astralorpe/ SBEL cockrel, 1 Golden Retriever, 1 Welsh Pembroke Corgi, and Jay-Jay the...
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Own- 5 heritage white leghorn pullets, 6 Rhode island red pullets, and 2 crest cream legbar cockerels,1 Buckeye hen, 1- Rhode Island Red hen, 3 Astralorpe hens, 9 super blue egg layers, 3 hybrid astralorpe with SBEL roo pullets, and 1 SBEL with RIR Pullet(-please all 3 lay green eggs) - and 1 rooster SBEL/ 1 astralorpe/ SBEL cockrel, 1 Golden Retriever, 1 Welsh Pembroke Corgi, and Jay-Jay the...
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Originally Posted by Ridgerunner View Post

I use a weak blech solution to wipe mine, then rinse it well and air it out.

xs 2 I do as well.

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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