The miniHatch objective is to provide an educational experience to people of all ages across British Columbia with an opportunity to hatch eggs and bridge the growing disconnect between people, agriculture and their food supply, with the ultimate goal of promoting food security in the province of British Columbia and Canada as a whole.
MiniHatch is an idea that originated after our team realized the difficulty of bringing agriculture, more specifically, livestock into classroom education. It was further supported by recent movements in the fields of food security and promotion of sustainability.
Our incubators are supplied by C. Botkin Enterprises Ltd. They provide us with the latest in computer-controlled environment systems. These incubators are produced by Brinsea Products Inc. and are manufactured in the United Kingdom. C. Botkin Enterprises became the sole Canadian distributor of this high-quality product line in May of 2009.
- Our Mini Incubators are regularly maintained and tested. Each time a hatch comes off in one of our machines, it is thoroughly cleaned before moving to the next customer. Each unit is also monitored for its efficiency regularly.
- The primary model comes with computer-controlled temperature, egg rotation and a hatch count-down timer.
- All mini incubators run on 12 volt power, and use a CSA certified power source with a fixed transformer to fit 110 volt systems in North America.