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Clean a styrofoam Incubator????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NoSpringChick, May 22, 2008.

  1. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you clean your styrofoam incubators in between hatches?
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Warm water, dawn dish liquid, weak bleach solution, soak for an hour, wipe and rise well and put in the sun to dry for a day..

    The top I just wipe around with the solution and dry well inside...
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2008
  3. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If there's no sunlight, you can dry them with a blowdryer to make sure there's no dampness when you put them away.
     
  4. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fill my tub up with bleach water and soak the thing for an hour then I will take an old rag or sock and scrub the dickens out of it. I spray the top with the same bleach water and wipe it down also being careful not to get the electric parts wet. It seemed to work for about 2 years then the eggs just wouldnt hatch any more. I think the bacteria gets deep in and wont come out by then. Now I am gonna buy a new one.
     
  5. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wash with dish soap dry with towel spray with Lysol, run it til its dry (about a day) put it away.
     
  6. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the great advice!
     
  7. williammiles

    williammiles Out Of The Brooder

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    Warm water, dawn dish liquid, weak bleach solution, soak for an hour, wipe and rise well and put in the sun to dry for a day..

    Yeah, i appreciate the advice, I will try that [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2008
  8. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Remember to seperate the plastic liner from the styrofoam part when drying in the sun. Every part needs to get absolutly dry.I have some pretty old hovabators and they still work great! I also use tuffoldhens method, except I use ajax dish liquid:D.
     

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