how do i clean my LG styrofoam bator??? (PICS ADDED)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BellLisamo, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Ok its sooo gross after the ducks hatched. Now what do i do?

    Rubber gloves and a close pin on the nose to start... then what?
     
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  2. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    You can't wash the top without taking it apart, but it should be clean as most the gunk is in the bottom. Bathtub with ant-bacteria dish soap in the water works good. Do not scrub just weigh the bottom down with something so it is submerged for long enough to loosen the gunk to be sprayed off.

    That or just take it in the shower with you, and spray it with the shower head.
     
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  3. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:thank you!!!!!! didnt know it would be as easy as using dish soap. the smell could sink a ship
     
  4. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    After you wash the gunk out... spray it down with bleach and water to disinfect. I usually use a capful of bleach in about a quart of water that I put in a spray bottle. Spray, let sit for about 10 minutes then rinse out and put outside in the sun to dry. I know some use a more scientific measurement but I've done this on my last 3 hatches and it's worked out great.


    Nancy
     
  5. mythkat

    mythkat Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wipe mine out with vinegar and water after spraying and let it air dry.
     
  6. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    I was wondering if the clorox hard surface sanitizer could be used as well? Especially since it is pet/kid safe.
     
  7. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    I would not put it in the sun, if the styro is not uv treated it will break it down, make sure NOT to scrub it. It will crumble the styro.
     
  8. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    clorox hard surface sanitizer works great
     
  9. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    thanks! i have it soaking in some bleach water in the bath right now

    and heres how i prepared for it...
    gloves and a close pin on the nose.... [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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