Cleaning Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by E.M. Silkies, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. E.M. Silkies

    E.M. Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,
    What do you use to clean and sterilize your incubator? I can't imagine that it would be ok to use regular cleaning products...is it? So.... What do you use after each use of the incubator?
    Thanks
     
  2. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Clorox and water. sunlight also helps!
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I use bleach. And I make sure I rinse really good. Just use a tiny splash of bleach otherwise I find it very very hard to get the smell out and the incubator will stink like bleach.
     
  4. kyle7630

    kyle7630 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about a LG? Does the bleach affect the styrofoam at all?
     
  5. pkw

    pkw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just use dish detergent and hot water and then I spray it down with Lysol to disinfect. Oh I have a LG also
     
  6. zekii

    zekii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can clear cider vinager be use for cleaning a styrofoam incubator ?
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I use bleach on my hovabators and it doesn't affect the styrafoam
     
  8. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    clorox/bleach + water is the way to go.

    If it is a styrofoam incubator: open it up and let it dry in the sunlight after cleaning.
     
  9. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oxine and water. Wipe it down, rinse it off and let dry.
     
  10. luckypickens

    luckypickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a dish soap and a cap full of bleach in the tub and soak the bottom in it I have a hova bator 1588 doesn't hurt the Styrofoam one bit.
     

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