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What to clean an incubator with?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by trixiecheeto, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. trixiecheeto

    trixiecheeto Out Of The Brooder

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    What in the world is safe to clean and disinfect an incubator? I've read formaldehyde but ummmm.... don't really keep that around. Will diluted Clorox be ok? Any help would be greatly appreciated! [​IMG]
     
  2. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yeah, you could use diluted bleach, I think. Oxine would be better, diluted with water.
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Use what you have. Bleach kills all pathogens, is cheap and readily available. I wash well with soap, then use 1/10 bleach solution, rinse well, and air dry. I never use scented bleach.
     

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