How do I clean the incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mom2Munchkins, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just finished my first hatch, in an LG. I never in a million years expected it to be so messy, and smelly in there. [​IMG] What do I use to clean this thing safely, so I can fill it back up later this week??
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I take it apart and clean the whole thing with a mild bleach solution, then rinse really well. If you have a magic clean eraser they work well too to get the nasties off so does a soft tooth brush. Then let air dry in the sun for a couple hours.
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    YUP I do the same as Kat but I do let mine soak for an hour or so first. It's easier to scrub off the yuckies that way. Then afterwards let it dry for a day before reusing. Let is jut sit outside in a sunny spot.
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I take it apart, and put the bottom, the plastic tray, and the metal floor into the tub. I clean it with very hot water, and then I spray it with peroxide, let it sit, then rinse it off and let it dry. Then I mist it with some Brinsea Incubation Disinfectant solution just to make sure its all clean. I also clean the top where the heating elements are. I spray some of the disinfectant on a cloth and just wipe it down.
     

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