Hatching chicken eggs can be a fun activity for your kids. If you wish to start a chicken incubation project, you need to know how to make a homemade incubator and the materials required for making a homemade egg incubator. If you do not want to create conventional homemade incubators or want simple DIY ideas to make a homemade chicken egg incubator, you have come at the right place. Keep reading to know how you can create a functional homemade incubator using simple things you find in your home.

Though homemade incubators are cheaper than their store counterparts, one can even bring down costs and simplify the process of making a homemade incubator by choosing to build one of the following improvised egg incubators at home:

  • Wood Box Incubator
Wood box incubator

Wood box incubator

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A homemade incubator for chickens can be easily built using a large wooden box that can be found in every home. Even if you are unable to get hold of one, you can buy a wooden box at a cheap rate, easily. You just need to connect a bulb, attach a thermometer, and place the water dish before starting to incubate eggs in a wood box incubator. To know how to make a homemade chicken incubator, click here.

  • Cabinet-style Incubator

 

Cabinet Incubator

Cabinet Incubator
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 A cabinet-style incubator is a large incubator that you can easily make using an old, unused cabinet. As cabinets are fancy and large, you can place them anywhere inside your home and customize its capacity by adding more shelves into the cabinet. You can work upon the old cabinet to install a bulb, thermometer, water dish, etc. to complete this type of incubator.
  • Drawer Incubator
Drawer Incubator

Drawer Incubator

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It is interesting how you can create a homemade chicken egg incubator using old drawers in your wardrobe or storage cabinet. You can even buy two old drawers from the market and attach them both to create a drawer homemade chicken incubator without spending a fortune.

  • Styrofoam Broccoli Box Incubator
Styrofoam Broccoli Box Incubator

Styrofoam Broccoli Box Incubator

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This is a really cheap idea to create a homemade egg incubator without any hassle. You can check your kitchen or go to a nearby convenience store to get hold of a Styrofoam broccoli box and start building your own homemade incubator by attaching all the paraphernalia required.

  • Wooden Board Incubator
Wooden Board Incubator

Wooden Board Incubator

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Wooden boards are water resistant slabs that can be easily worked upon to create smooth wood furniture. You can get hold of wooden boards at a hardware store at a cheap price and create a homemade egg incubator by cutting and joining the boards easily at your home.

  • Open Styrofoam Incubator
Open Styrofoam Incubator

Open Styrofoam Incubator

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Homemade incubators made from Styrofoam boxes are quite common and can be easily built without much hassle. This open box Styrofoam incubator can be built easily using an old Styrofoam box that can be worked upon to add a glass screen, light bulb and thermometer. The lid is kept open for proper ventilation in this kind of design.

  • Vanity Cabinet Incubator

 

Vanity Cabinet Incubator

Vanity Cabinet Incubator

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 You should only try this if you have an unused vanity cabinet at your home. As vanity cabinets are quite costly and look beautiful, you can utilize the broken vanity cabinet by repairing and repurposing it into a homemade incubator for chicken eggs. Vanity cabinets have large storage space and a viewing glass giving you the right start to your homemade egg incubator project.
  • Cardboard Box Egg Incubator


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This one is also a cheap way to incubate eggs at home. All you need is two empty cardboard boxes, net screen, light socket, bulb, thermometer and some wool to place the chicken eggs. You can place the small box inside the big box and add up wool and newspaper for insulation. Then connect light bulb and start incubating chicken eggs in your own homemade chicken eggs incubator.

There are thousands of materials that you can actually use to create a homemade incubator for chicken eggs. All it takes is a little effort, some time, right tools and a bit of creativity to create an ideal chicken hatching atmosphere and start the process of artificial incubation. So, what are you waiting for? Start making a homemade egg incubator, now.