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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

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    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

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    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

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    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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