Most of you may have been familiar with an incubator machine but I bet not many have seen a homemade one. And I must admit myself that I rarely see any homemade egg incubator too. But a friend of mine own many of these and I’ve been able to have a closer look at these interesting items when I visit him. Let’s not talk about the pros and cons. Just admit it, isn’t it great to have an egg incubator in your house and the best part is that it is totally made by you? In this post, I’m going to give you a detailed guide to making an incubator at home, why you should do it and how to do it correctly.
Reasons to make an incubator at home
First, it’s much more fun and interesting for you and your family to participate in this type of activities. This is a good chance for you to get a better understanding of your kids, you could also teach them how to be patience, and most of all, it is a perfect chance for a family get together.
Another reason why you should build an incubator yourself is that you can reuse items that normally would never be used. Like a dumped foam box could use to make the home for the chicks, or a worn out pillow could make a perfect bottom of the incubator. You see, we could recycle all most every item around us. Recycle would definitely love this method, maybe you should try it out.
Making your own incubator also save you tons of money. It usually cost around $50 for a normal incubator and if you want more advanced features, you will need to increase your investment to at least $100 to $200. On the other hand, making a homemade incubator will only cost you around $10 to $15.
The downside of homemade incubator
The most annoying that you would probably face is that the humidity, air circulation, as well as the temperature inside your incubator would be hard to control. These are the most essential elements of an incubator, so if they do not probably handle then the hatch ratio would be very low.
And these factors above can also be fluctuated by the environment around it. So make sure the incubation is set up in a tightly sealed room.
The hatching rate at homemade with homemade incubator usually least than 50% compared to 80% to 90% when using an incubator machine.
You should carefully when making your decision, all the information mentioned above are only for consideration purpose. So if you feel like making an incubator, just do it. And if you wanna see more interesting stuff about egg incubator, just visit us.