Incubator Cleaning

cherndon712

Songster
12 Years
Jan 1, 2008
1,160
4
186
WY
I have several bators I haven't used for a few years. What would y'all suggest I do to clean them up and use them?
 

apajudgeca1962

In the Brooder
Jul 14, 2016
30
7
13
I use tide soap and warm water. Then rinse with warm water. During incubation I sometimes add a couple teaspoons of bleach. I also add a teaspoon or two just before they hatch. When I have done this chicks hatch like popcorn.
I know others that just use soap and water. What works for some may not for others.
This year I used soap and water once or twice that's it. Chicks everywhere!! Very low mortality rate too.
 

cherndon712

Songster
12 Years
Jan 1, 2008
1,160
4
186
WY
I have never heard of adding bleach during incubation! It doesn't kill them? I will try soap and water as I don't have bleach here. But I may have to get a small bottle of it lol
 

LovelyChicks130

In the Brooder
Jul 23, 2016
43
10
34
Michigan
Has anyone ever used Young Living Oils Thieves cleaner on their incubator? Or Dawn dish soap? I am considering both, as Thieves is supposed to be antibacterial (clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary.)
 

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