Hatching chickens can be a fun family project, too. While the costs of buying an incubator are quite high, it is a relatively simple process to make one at home. You probably already have the ingredients sitting around your house right now.The container itself : it needs to be well insulated in order to keep heat and humidity levels constant.
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Popular choices are picnic cool boxes, styrofoam containers and disused refrigerators. A way of heating it. The most popular choice is a standard 60 watt bulb attached to a lamp fitting, slotted into a corner of the container. I have also personally seen an electric heating pad used./raising-happy-chickens
A bowl and sponge to hold water and keep humidity at the right level. The bowl must be kept away from the hatching chicks, otherwise it’s easy for them to drown. Placing it on the floor with mesh on top is a good solution.
A thermometer and hygrometer to read temperature and humidity levels respectively. This needs to be placed near the eggs for a true reading, as still air homemade incubator models tend to have hot and cold spots.Some models also include a fan – generally a computer fan – to circulate the warm air more effectively, and sometimes a small motor for some kind of turning mechanism – otherwise the eggs have to be turned manually.
How to make a Hatching Egg Incubator at home
- – Module Temperature Control : https://goo.gl/uHkPc9
- – 220V 60W Light Bulbs
- – Foam Boxes 60x45x40cm
- – Plastic Box
- – 12v 2,5A Adapter, 12v DC fan