What to clean an incubator with?

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

  1. trixiecheeto

    trixiecheeto Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    22
    May 23, 2015
    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

    5,014
    224
    331
    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    Yeah, you could use diluted bleach, I think. Oxine would be better, diluted with water.
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

    21,039
    10,663
    636
    Nov 7, 2012
    CENTRAL MAINE
    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.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by