Incubator cleaners?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PolloAdoro, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. PolloAdoro

    PolloAdoro Out Of The Brooder

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    I am using my new Brinsea incubator now for the first time and was wondering what you all use to clean them out with after the hatch. I know with the styrofoam ones people use bleach, how about in a non styrofoam one like my brinsea? Of course Brinsea offers a cleaner, but I'm sure it's an over priced product.
     
  2. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You really only need hot water, a mild soap, and a sponge. Nothing fancy. Nothing that can't be easily rinsed off so that there isn't a residue to affect later hatches. Bleach the sponge or microwave it to keep it clean for later use.
     
  3. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Brinsea offers a disinfectent solution for cleaning incubators, I've never used it though. I just use disinfectant wipes and wipe everything down.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    The Brinsea cleaner is highly concentrated, so that's a plus. I bought it because I was a newbie and determined to do everything as right as I could. It's so concentrated I have plenty of the small bottle left, have had multiple hatches, and I clean my brooders with it!
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Weak half capful of clorox bleach and a drop of dawn dishwashing liquid solution and warm water for my Brinsea. The top just gets wiped down with a dampcloth in the same thing and dried well. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2010
  6. PolloAdoro

    PolloAdoro Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks everyone!
     

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