How To Build An Inexpensive Chicken Egg Incubator

This step by step tutorial of how to build an inexpensive chicken egg incubator for the homesteader who wants to increase these flock.

Many homesteaders on a budget have found the tried and true inexpensive way to incubate eggs. Using durable styrofoam (overnight food shipping container) box to retain warmth, generated by a gentle heating element controlled by a highly dependable thermostat with humidity gauge (hygrometer). The thermostat can be easily adjusted at small increments to suit varying environments.

How To Build An Inexpensive Chicken Egg Incubator


A shallow cup of water to the bottom of the incubator supplies a source of moisture to help maintain humidity which is a key factor in egg health. Mesh screen safely supports eggs during hatching period while being surrounded by the ideal temperature of 99.5 degrees.

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