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Can I clean my LG w/PinSol ?????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 4roosandahen, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. 4roosandahen

    4roosandahen In the Brooder

    Feb 26, 2008
    My Coop
    Can you clean a LG with PineSol or will it ruin it? I am of course asking after the fact and now that I have some eggs on the way I am worried the PineSol might lower my hatch rate even lower then it was last time. ahhhhh, Help!
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I would just use the old method of cleaning with a 1/10 dilution of bleach... and let it air out really really well... I just wipe down my wood bator... it literally has a whole quart of urethane on it though... and it's only about one cubic foot on the inside.
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    I cleaned mine with pine-sol (the kind with disinfectant in it), rinsed it very well and let it dry. I got 14 out of 15 hatch. I will probably use bleach next time because so many recommend it, but I wouldn't worry about it if you have already used it.
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    I just use a dish detergent and a rag to clean it. Then I rinse it a lot.
    Finally, let it dry out, in the sunlight if possible to kill any remaining germs.
  5. 4roosandahen

    4roosandahen In the Brooder

    Feb 26, 2008
    My Coop
    ok, from this point on I need to do a search on the forum befeore I go doing things like cleaning, hatching, etc [​IMG]
    Thanks for the quick replies.
  6. Subirdban Farm

    Subirdban Farm In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2007
    Hanover PA
    I would let it sit in the sun for two days to burn out the soap and what ever bacteria it missed. I use soft scrub with bleach on mine and sit it in the sun for two days.

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