How often do you steralize your incubators?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dustponds10, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. dustponds10

    dustponds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    Rigby, Id
    I think I know the common answer but it was a question I would ask. I try to clean mine after every hatch but I am wondering if you see a difference in your hatch rate if you dont clean it from hatch to hatch.
  2. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 26, 2007
    Fair Oaks, California
    Absolutely, it makes a huge difference if you don't sanitize between each hatch. i would never again use an incubator without cleaning with dilute clorox and letting it air dry before starting a new run.
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    I would clean out and wipe everything down real good with Clorox wipes after a hatch .Then before using it the next time i would do a overall test and see if everything is okay, nothing broken or needs replacement,then the evening before i start the next batch i would sterilize the bator and turner and leave everything to dry overnight.

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