Hatch your own chicken eggs with an inexpensive DIY egg incubator!

DIY Styrofoam Egg Incubator

Want to hatch your own chicken eggs? Then you need a broody hen or an incubator!

Unlike broody hens, incubators can be used any time of the year, allows more eggs to be hatched and is easier to get! If you have the budget for it, purchase name brand incubators which cost around $200. Or you can DIY a more budget-friendly egg incubator!

A DIY styrofoam egg incubator costs less than $100. If you can re-purpose some materials already found in your home, then you can have one that’s even cheaper.

DIY Styrofoam Egg Incubator

Now there are lots of DIY styrofoam egg incubator tutorials out there, but quite a number may be too complicated to follow. The tutorial we have linked for you below is one of the simplest yet definitely effective DIY egg incubators you can find. It’s perfect for those trying to hatch their own chickens’, ducks’ or other poultry eggs for the first time!

If you’re making this DIY incubator, follow the easy steps in the tutorial provided and let us know how it goes. We’d love to hear from you!

You’ll need these materials:

  • 1 Styrofoam Cooler with Lid
  • 1 Light Socket with Cord
  • 1 Dimmer Switch (for table lamps)
  • 8×11 Glass or Plexiglass
  • Thermometer/Hygrometer
  • Tape
  • Wood Glue
  • 40 watt Light Bulb
  • Small Plastic Fan
  • Small Bowl of Water

And these tools:

  • Utility Knife
  • Pencil Marker

Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox. 8-)

Thanks to The Empowered Mom for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here

 

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