caulking in incubator, is it safe?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Celiandy, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Celiandy

    Celiandy Chillin' With My Peeps

    217
    4
    101
    Jul 2, 2010
    Port Angeles
    I'm building an incubator and I need to glue and seal some stuff. I have liquid nails for gluing and some silicone caulking for sealing around the cracks. Do you think it will be totally safe to use on the inside of the incubator? Is that what you used? I'd hate to have little mutant chicks.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,286
    25
    193
    Feb 4, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    I'd imagine it would be fine. Silicone is pretty harmless once it's dried. I mean, if you eat it by mistake it doesn't do you any damage. The 'danger' sign and the warning on the pack just refers to the potential health hazards of the solvents in the mix and they all evaporate and disappear as it dries out. Right? Anyone think anything different?
     
  3. Celiandy

    Celiandy Chillin' With My Peeps

    217
    4
    101
    Jul 2, 2010
    Port Angeles
    Thanks, I think I'll use it. I don't need too much and it seems like it will work better than anything else I can think of.
     
  4. NoSkiveez

    NoSkiveez NoSkiveez Poultry

    Dec 27, 2009
    Casa Grande
    My Coop
    Yep safe when dry. Just make sure its been aired out well after it dries.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by