Imagine how cool it would be if you’re able to hatch a little chick at home without any help from a mother chicken. It would seem impossible back in the days but with the help of modern technology, this process could be done easily at home if you’re owning an incubator. But choosing an egg incubator could also be a very tricky work. In this post, I’m going to give you a detailed guide on how to choose a good incubator that is going to satisfy you without breaking your budget. Or if you’re a fan of DIY projects, you could use this awesome guide to make incubator at home. Now, without further ado, let’s get to work.
Size and dimension
First, you must decide how much eggs you want to incubate. If your purpose is only having a good time with a home project, then you only need a small incubator. But if you want to increase the productivity of your barn, you gonna need a large incubator with awesome features. Most people would be satisfied with a small incubator like the Mini Advance, it is only necessary for the skilled farmer to use a more advanced product. The one that allows you to manually control the inside environment of the incubator. Otherwise, you should be fine with the preset features of a mini incubator.
Manual and automatic control
Just like everyone else, I’ve always preferred the automatic incubator since not anybody could have time to learn about those complex features of a manual incubator. It only takes time when you need to turn the eggs and you should purchase products that have thermostats which would help you in controlling the temperature inside.
Still air and forced air
Like how they’re sounded, the still air and forced air work to control the air circulation inside your incubator. And in my opinion, the forced air is more superior to the still air but it’ll use more energy. And sometimes, the fan could get pretty loud.
For normal users, a small and automatic incubator should be more than enough. It should cost you about only $50 for one. On the other hand, if you want a more powerful machine, the number should be about $200. Remember, there is no need for an incubator that is more than $200 since it wouldn’t do much better unless you really want to have one and your budget allows it.