Oxine in the Incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MoodyChicken, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Northern California
    First Sate Vet Supply is having a sale on Oxine, so I ordered a gallon of it. [​IMG] I've used it before, and I've put some in my bird's drinking water to keep things from growing in it. Could I put some in my incubator too? Or would that possibly kill the eggs? If yes, how much should I put in the water?
  2. If the birds can drink it, I'm pretty sure it wont kill the eggs...
  3. And that is a shame when the shipping is more than the product!!!
  4. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Northern California
    Quote:Yeah, it was $2 cheaper than the product for me. Still cost a lot, but cheaper than if I were to order it not on sale.
  5. MakNat

    MakNat Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    I order mine from amazon. Still shipping, but not too bad.
  6. I've sprayed it on eggs with no problems.. actually now I spritz all eggs at least once with it during incubation .. plus when i add water to the incubator I use oxine in the water troughs to keep the humidity where it needs to be
    I also spray the inside of the incubators with oxine in between hatches (as well as the regular cleaning routine)
  7. Audio51

    Audio51 Songster

    Jul 16, 2012
    Paradise, California
  8. yogabbagirl

    yogabbagirl In the Brooder

    Jan 23, 2013
    Memphis, Tn
    Look up general instructions on shagbark bantums. I used one-fourth tsp in one quart glass canning jar. Poured some in the incubator while starting it up to mist the crevices.after rinsing with this. Let it dry. Just had 5 out of 6 chicks hatch. Im no expert but all chivks are ok. Hope that helps a little.

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