Cleaning Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nikevijo, May 11, 2009.

  1. nikevijo

    nikevijo HorseAholic

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    What can you use to get rid of the smell in the bator after a hatch??
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    The dishwasher... if its a styrofoam incubator....
     
  3. nikevijo

    nikevijo HorseAholic

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    Ooh Thanks! Never thought of that
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Only the bottom part though... not the part with all the electrical components.
     
  5. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    Dishwasher...??? Hmmm...I hadn't thought of that although I don't have one so it won't do me any good LOL

    I used bleach water on my styrofoam bator. It left a strong odor too even after I rinsed well and dried in the sun. Somone suggested using peroxide instead of bleach water so the smell isn't so bad. Also someone told me to wipe down my bleach cleaned bator with vinigar to help reduce the strong bleachy odor.
     
  6. kavekitty

    kavekitty New Egg

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    I didn't know you could put them in the dishwasher but it is a great solution for sanitizing. Guess my mother-in-law will have to remove the stuff she stores in hers when my incubators need cleaning.
     
  7. chicky gal1

    chicky gal1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could you put paper towels down when you take out the turner so that the towels can collect some of the "yuck"?
     
  8. chickie_mama

    chickie_mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Before the dishwasher...

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    After the dishwasher...

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  10. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I clean mine with Peroxide and hot hot water. I dont like using bleach as it is very "fumey". I do use bleach on the plastic insert, just not the styrafoam.
     

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