homesteading, homemade incubator, meditative activity, contemplation, emotional learning, chicken egg, foam cooler, creative thinking

One does not need to spend hundreds of dollars purchasing an expensive incubator. A homemade foam cooler with a light bulb and a few other items would work just fine. My pair of hatchlings were living proof that even someone “unhandy” like me could do it. The process of observation, the vigilance in adjusting the temperature and humidity and the lesson on patience all lend their hands towards creating a meditative space, a contemplative attitude and emotional learning.