What's the best way to sterilize an incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LALADY1101, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. LALADY1101

    LALADY1101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched silkies and rouens in the same incubator (at different times) last summer. We cleaned it with bleach and water and let it sit in the sun for a couple of days before putting it in the attic. We're going to be getting some wild waterfowl eggs and I want to make sure that I have a chance at hatching them as they are quite expensive. Any advice as to what I should do?
     
  2. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    I would maybe give it a once over with the soap/bleach again, but thats all I do when I clean out the incubators and havent had problems.
     
  3. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Yep, that's all you'll need is a cloth rinsed out in bleach water and then go over it good. Good luck with your waterfowl!
     
  4. LALADY1101

    LALADY1101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your responses!![​IMG]
     
  5. whytedragon

    whytedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if anyone has tried this before, but I naturally put some GSE in the water pans. I use GSE for everything, so obviously I would for the incubator as well.
     
  6. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    NorCal
    I like the idea of using a solution of bleach and water to sanitize it and then letting it air dry with a little UV exposure for a while.

    Bleach kills bad stuff and time and UV rays kill chlorine.
     
  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Quote:That's my way too.
     
  8. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I use Oxine, instead of bleach. I use it the same way ... wash it out with soapy water, then rinse in Oxine water and dry in the sun (when there IS sun!) ...
     

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