CLEANING THE BATOR

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ginbart, May 4, 2008.

  1. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    After all the eggs are hatched what do you clean the bator out with. Anything special? [​IMG]
     
  2. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    use a tiny amount of Dawn and some warm water and a rag. let air dry.
     
  3. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    I use bleach and warm water. I read some place that you shouldn't use soap.
     
  4. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    Maryland
    I scrub with plenty of water, then spray with a diluted bleach solution and let dry out in the sun. I just wipe the top off with a paper towel dampened in the same bleach solution. There are specialty incubator sanitizers you can buy from the poultry supply places, but I've never gotten around to ordering any...I'm a big bleach fan. It's the only chemical I use around the house/farm.
     
  5. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    The instructions on mine says just to swish around some dish soap and not to scrub. Its styrofoam though so it's pretty delicate.
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I combine Dawn dishwashing liquid, a weak solution of beach, hot water....soak,wipe, rinse well, dry and leave out in the sun all day..The top I just wipe with a rinsed out rag of the above combination and dry well...
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2008
  7. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Thank you. I will clean it today, the sun is shining. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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