How to disinfect egg cartons to use before the hatch.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Guitartists, May 16, 2008.

  1. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    I searched and could not find an answer to this question.

    I have the paper pulp type of egg cartons that I would like to use for the hatching part. However, while these don't look dirty or anything, they have been sitting around since I put my eggs in. Is it neccessary at this stage to disinfect them? If so, how do I do it without them getting all soggy? What do you reccommend?
  2. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    SE PA
    I was thinking of using the styrofoam ones and washing them with a bleach solution and letting them dry...I don't know if this is right, but at least they will be clean.....Isn't it amazing just when we think we are all out of questions, we come up with 50 more? LOL
  3. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    My problem is that all the ones I have are paper pulp [​IMG] I know there are plenty of folks on here that use the paper ones... any advice! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2007
    Honestly, I never disinfected mine. When you think of how utterly icky it can be under a hen, I doubt the paper cartons could be any worse.

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