Converted-use Incubators (Birds <-> Reptiles)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Draconargentum, May 12, 2007.

  1. Draconargentum

    Draconargentum Chirping

    May 9, 2007
    Currently I'm looking at incubators, and I found a very gently used Hovabator...The only thing is, the previous owner used it to hatch out snakes with quite a good success rate. I know you have to make some sort of modification to make an egg incubator work for reptiles, so my question is this:
    Would it be a bad idea to hatch poultry in an incubator where reptiles have been hatched, and if not, how would I change it back to being good for chickens, etc.?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    It will be fine. Just clean it out and makesure the temps get up to what they need to be.

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