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Sanitizing Bator After Hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by roche477, May 18, 2009.

  1. roche477

    roche477 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    Malvern, Arkansas
    What is the best way to sanitize a styrofoam bator (Little Giant) after hatching?
  2. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 23, 2008
    Central Louisiana
    Mine's a styrofoam Hovnabator, I fill a spray bottle w/bleach and water & spray it down good, then let it dry in the sun.
    I use shelf liners during the hatch so it's an easy cleanup.
  3. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    Me to I clean mine with bleach and leave it in the sun... [​IMG]
    I like the shelf liner idea.... [​IMG]
  4. roche477

    roche477 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    Malvern, Arkansas
    Oooooo, I like the shelf liner idea![​IMG]
  5. RuffTuffCreampuff

    RuffTuffCreampuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    Gainesville, Texas
    Quote:Sun....sun....we used to have one of those. Came up every morning, and added cheer to the air, but he went away...and now all we have is the big grey gloomy fuffy things that hang over the place and really put a damper on life. [​IMG]

    Come back Mr. Son, we miss you

  6. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    I cleaned mine with bleach water, let dry in the sun but it still had a strong bleachy odor. Somone on here suggested using peroxide to clean to avoid the strong smell. Someone else said use vinigar to wipe down after bleaching to neutralize the bleach odor. I sprayed mine with Lysol (I spray everything with Lysol, including my kids LOL) too.
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Weak bleach solution with dawn dishliquid. Have never had a strong smell of bleach leftover. A tablespoon of bleach goes along way in sanitizing a bator. Rinse well and set in the sun to air dry.

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