I'm starting a new thread about home-made incubators. I'm sure a lot of backyard breeders out there would like to hatch their own eggs rather than having them hatch in a commercial hatchery.
I personally prefer to hatch my eggs in my farm. This way I am 100% assured that the chicks are from my eggs. I'm not saying that commercial hatcheries are crooks. I'm sure there are many honest hatcheries out there. It's just that I value the peace of mind that I am sure what I have and I can look straight in the eye when somebody ask me where my cocks came from.
I use a home made incubator in my farm. It is cheaper and performs better than the Hovabator that I imported a couple of years ago. I have gathered a few designs/instructions in making incubators from a number of websites that I've visited for those who are interested to venture into egg hatching. I've modified and streamlined these files from their original format for easier downloading. I'll post a design one at a time.
Incubator design is not rocket science, so an average breeder can easily make it. Some designs may require some materials which may not be available locally but one can always use his Filipino ingenuity to improvise. The important thing is to know what the material is used for and to look for something available locally that does the same thing. If you can't figure out, you can always post your question here and I'm sure there will be someone out there with an answer.
I hope this helps in improving the breeding industry in the Philippines.