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#48184 - 08/18/02 05:24 PM Cleaning a foam incubator

I was recently given a LG foam incubator with fan and turner.
It is about 2 years old, and was used for one season and then stored in the attic for a year before I acquired possession. The incubator was used to set and hatch peacock eggs.
It was not cleaned after the last use. It still has bits of shell and gunk in it. yuck!

Is there any way I can clean and sterilize this unit? Or after this much time would it just be too risky? I donít want to throw away all my eggs by ruining them in a bad incubator. A free incubator sounds great...unless I loose all my eggs!


#48185 - 08/18/02 06:19 PM Re: Cleaning a foam incubator
Rob Offline
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You would probably be ok to use a bleach solution to wash it good without getting the electic parts wet. If you use it for a lot of hatches you can use formalin or potassium permangenate to fumigate.

#48186 - 08/19/02 03:35 AM Re: Cleaning a foam incubator
Big Boy Offline
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rob's idea is a good one. I would add that disposable liners are available for these incubators from many poultry supply houses at not too bad a price (they are re-usable but I am not sure to what extent). Good luck.


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