What do you clean your incubators with?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Firefly1v, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Firefly1v

    Firefly1v Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a cabinet incubator I haven't used in a while. It is a little dusty and I found some egg shells in it still. [​IMG] I know, I know, should have cleaned it before storing it. Anyway, what do you guys recommend to clean it with? Thanks in advance..

    Kristy
     
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I take a swiffer duster to mine then spray it down with that clorox anywhere spray. Then let it sit for a little bit then wipe it out. I line my hatcher tray with newspaper and a sheet of that rubber shelf liner so it's easy to clean.
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    You can also use an oxyclean type product
     
  4. Firefly1v

    Firefly1v Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the advise...
     
  5. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    I use oxine will kill any nasty bug in there.
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I use a diluted bleach solution. Basically the same thing as oxine and I'll use oxine if I'm out of bleach. They are the only products proven to kill bacteria. Just make sure to rinse well and if possible, sun drying is best.
     
  7. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
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    I use bleach, rinse, let dry, then use Microban hospital wash(iodine), then rinse, then scrub with dishliquid/water to get rid of any residue. I may be a little hardcore when it come to that kinda thing!?
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I use Brinsea Incubation Disinfectant. I also use peroxide, as that kills everything, and doesnt have any fumes. Ive heard using a bleach solution on styrafoam incubators causes fumes in the styrafoam that could possibly kill the chicks
     
  9. Firefly1v

    Firefly1v Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am cleaning a wood cabinet 300 egg incubator so the diluted bleach should work good.
     

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