Incubator clean up

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jransmith, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. jransmith

    jransmith In the Brooder

    Yahoo! New chicks have hatched. Booo! I have to clean the incubator. I had 4 that didn't hatch so I waited another day just in case. The extra time let the goo dry and stick to the inside of my styrofoam hovabator incubator. I cleaned in up with soap and water. Can anyone give me clean up tips? Can you buy liners or something for them? This hovabator is a model 1582 (still air).

  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    I most generally use a Clorox/hot water solution to clean my Hova Bator with and then let it dry in the sun. I also line the wire in my bator with shelf liner like this - [​IMG]

    (Sorry about the chick in the pic and it being a bit blurry, but figured it would give you an idea as to what I'm talking about!) This liner makes clean up sooooo much easier and is softer on the chicks feet. [​IMG]
  3. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Basic stuff, thats all. Soap, water and bleach for disinfectant.
    Whatever my wife has around is what I use, generally.
  4. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    LOL my kid says, Look! There's a dude doing "Shooch, shooch, schooch! Scrubbin his head with a cat!"

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