vinegar smell in incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wrestling_mom, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. wrestling_mom

    wrestling_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just used acv to clean my incubator after a failed hatch. I don't have anyway to put it outside to air out, I rinsed it very well, and plugged it back in. It has a very faint vinegar odor. Is that safe if I set eggs this evening?
     
  2. wrestling_mom

    wrestling_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm assuming tht it's safe.
     
  3. 10 point

    10 point country boy

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    I would think so. I don't think theres anything toxic in it.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2011
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I've never used ACV to clean out my incubator. I usually use Clorox wipes and rinse in the shower. I have to admit that I also don't dry it, if I plan on using it right away. I would rinse it until you no longer smell it. Hope it helps. Michele
     
  5. wrestling_mom

    wrestling_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!!
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Ditto on Clorox wipes. I also spray with Oxine solution after wiping as a 2nd line of defense; I swear by Oxine!
     
  7. wrestling_mom

    wrestling_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went ahead and made an EXTREMELY weak bleach solution and used that as well. The smell is gone now, I'm just waiting on it to reach temp.
     

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