How to clean a styrofoam forced-air incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mkelle11, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. mkelle11

    mkelle11 Out Of The Brooder

    23
    0
    32
    Dec 13, 2008
    Hey,

    I am going to be hatching out some eggs in a week or two, and really need to clean out my incubator. From what I have read, apparantly I should use a detergent solution followed by an antiseptic, then let the incubator air-dry. What should I use for a detergent? I assume they don't mean like laundry detergent, or dish soap. And I have alot of Hydrogen Peroxide- I was wondering if I could safely use that as an antiseptic?

    Stupid question, I know, but Thanks.
     
  2. FlashPointFarm

    FlashPointFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,891
    14
    198
    Jan 24, 2009
    Iowa
    I take mine apart, spray it down with Clorox Clean up. Walk away and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Wipe it down. Repeat if needed. Rinse with water from my kitchen sink sprayer. Then I put a little rubbing alcahol in it and wipe it down with that. The Alcahol dries it very quickly.

    I use a brush to clean off the hardware cloth. I bleach out the sponges and run the sponges and hardware cloth through the dishwasher.
     
  3. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

    358
    1
    120
    Jan 10, 2009
    SE Iowa
    I wash with soapy water let dry and then spray with a spray disinfectant....
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2009

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by