Incubator Cleaning

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cherndon712, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    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?
     
  2. apajudgeca1962

    apajudgeca1962 Just Hatched

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    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.
     
  3. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    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
     
  4. apajudgeca1962

    apajudgeca1962 Just Hatched

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    A teaspoon or less. I have been doing it for years I hatch 500-1000 each year
     
  5. LovelyChicks130

    LovelyChicks130 Just Hatched

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    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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