Essential oils

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kat salamon, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. kat salamon

    kat salamon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2013
    Southern California
    am wondering if anyone has put a drop in an incubator to kill bacteria when eggs are hatching. This is my first hatch and I didn't know how crazy careful with germs you had to be and now I am nervous. Thanks!
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I haven't hatched yet. But most people remove quiters and clean between hatches. I wouldn't use EO because respiratory systems are quite sensitive on chickens. So if you can smell it, they can smell it big time...

    Also, nature isn't sterile. IMHO

    But you may get more suggestions from someone who hatches regularly still. [​IMG]

    Hope you enjoy this great community! And good luck hatching.

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