Kulgam Boy Creates Low-Cost Egg Incubator with Only 10 Components

Ten-year-old Momin Ishaq has developed an innovative solution that could make poultry farming more affordable in the future.

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Momin Ishaq with his low-cost egg incubator (Image: ANI)
Momin Ishaq with his low-cost egg incubator (Image: ANI)

A 10-year-old Kashmiri boy, Momin Ishaq, has put in an earnest and dedicated effort of two years to create a cost-effective egg incubator which has the potential to make a significant economic and efficient contribution to the poultry industry. His hard work and dedication has finally paid off, and his invention is set to revolutionize the poultry industry.

Studying in the second grade at a government school and a resident of Munad Guffan village in Kulgam district of South Kashmir, Momin’s innovation is likely to make the poultry business cheaper in the foreseeable future.

He has been hard at work in his home laboratory, designing and constructing a low-cost, automated chicken incubator.

His invention aims to benefit small-scale farmers and the local chicken industry by creating a controlled environment for egg hatching. Fascinated by the vibrant array of chicks in the market, Momin was inspired to create an incubator. He has dedicated countless hours in his home laboratory, designing and constructing a low-cost, automated incubator for chickens.

Speaking to the ANI, Momin revealed that he had been rearing desi (broiler) chickens, but they weren’t hatching eggs. This led him to embark on a two-year journey to create a low-cost egg incubator. He explained that an incubator is typically a large device, which helps hens hatch eggs and maintains a suitable temperature for the chicks to brood.

Young Momin has set his sights on creating cutting-edge equipment so that not only his village, but the entire country can take pride in his accomplishments. He cited the late former President and India’s “Missile Man,” Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, as his inspiration.

He used an old air cooler, a cardboard box, a plastic container, a thermometer, an aquarium pump, and a hot-water bottle to build the incubator.

Even at such a young age, Momin Teli, according to his father Mohd Ishaq Teli, put a great deal of effort into creating an inexpensive egg incubator. To construct the incubator, he used an old air cooler, a cardboard box, a plastic container, a thermometer, an aquarium pump, and a hot-water bottle.

“Though a daily wage earner, I managed to save enough money to buy an inverter battery, which enabled my son to keep his dream project alive. I am overjoyed and relieved that my son was able to achieve what he set out to do. We should provide every possible support to our children who strive to be successful and do something positive for society,” said Mohd Ishaq Teli.

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