What do you use to clean your bator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CobraFnD, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. CobraFnD

    CobraFnD In the Brooder

    Dec 7, 2010
    What do you clean with prior to adding more eggs?

    I have 48 Heritage RIR eggs being shipped from a breeder in AR today. Should be here by Wednesday. Need to have it ready.


  2. I use a 5 step process when I clean an incubator..
    1) clean out all the loose gunk
    2) wash with a mild dish detergent to get the rest of the gunk and then rinse
    3) when it LOOKS clean I wash it again with vinegar and rinse
    4) wash again with baking soda mixed with water and rinse
    5) wash a final time with hydrogen peroxide and rinse, dry and then let air dry to remove any excess dampness

    may sound like a lot of cleaning.. but this way i KNOW it's clean and no harsh chemicals that will harm the next batch of eggs have been used
    I have a 90 - 100% hatch rate and have never had a problem with nasty bacteria killing my eggs or any funky smells from using chemicals
  3. dwegg

    dwegg Songster

    Thanks for this...I'm going to try it...after my last hatch the bator didn't smell too good [​IMG] . I did clean it and left it in the sun to dry but I want to make sure it is safe and clean for my next hatch.

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