I am a sucker. I admit it, and I live with it. My daughter’s Senior Kindergarten teacher called to ask me for some pointers on a project she thought would be perfect project for the kids….she could set up an incubator, and they could watch some eggs hatch.
Unfortunately, she didn’t know anything about chickens and eggs and hatching them, so she called me. She also didn’t have an incubator or eggs. From now on, I’ll refer to her as the “idea” person.
Long story short, I have made an incubator out of stuff I had around, could scrounge, or buy for less than $10. (I know…it’s my kid’s education, but there are limits). I took a small styrofoam cooler, some glass out of old picture frames, a light socket and dimmer switch and some wire. Here are a couple pictures of the high tech incubator: