Poultry Egg Incubator: Free Plans

Typical Egg Incubator using our Plans

These INCUBATOR PLANS are ideal for the poultry hobbyist that would like to build an incubator for hatching eggs. The plans contains information for building an adjustable temperature controller with electric heater elements. You can build an incubator by mounting the thermostat and heater inside a cardboard box insulated with Styrofoam. The instructions explains what to do... We previously offered an electronic kit for this project. Here is a photo:

View of the Heater and Thermostat Kit Assembled

As built, the maximum heater power output is 20 Watts... which is adequate for a small to medium (10-40) size clutch of eggs arranged in a single layer. It is also possible to increase the power by adding external heating elements. We used a glass lab thermometer for setting the incubation temperature, normally at 100F. Please note that this project requires knowledge of electronic assembly and soldering, and the incubator box must be of your own construction. The incubator requires a 12 VDC / 2 Amp power source to operate, such as a wall-plug type supply. Here are some examples of incubators built using these plans: Incubator Examples.



The kit is no longer available, but a free link to the plans is provided above.

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