Stinky but clean (disinfected) incubator... will the smell go away?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hennypen, May 23, 2010.

  1. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I left the chicks from the first hatch in the incubator a few days until they were all fluffy. But now the incubator smells. I disinfected it with Tektrol, cleaned all surfaces, etc... but the odor is still there. I went ahead and started the next hatch but what can I do next time to get rid of the smell?
     
  2. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wash mine out with bleach, and let it sit open for a few days to air out
     
  3. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll do that next time. Thought the bleach smell would be too strong for a back to back hatch. I needed to get the eggs in.
     
  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few drops of lavender or lemon oil will cure the problem without harming the next occupants. Slices of lemon or bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) solution are more natural and even less toxic options,
    Sandie
     

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