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The Program

The Hatching Chicks program provides a hands-on opportunity to learn about the life cycle of chickens from a fertilised egg to a hatchling. The program also provides information about the stages of growth that a chick goes through to become an adult bird, as well as how to manage and care for a healthy and happy chicken. This unique experience is perfect for use at home with the family, in schools and childcare settings, and in aged care facilities. All equipment is provided. The kit is delivered to your door and picked up 12 days later after the chicks have hatched and grown their feathers!

Links to the NSW Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus:

Early Stage 1:

Characteristics and basic needs of living things

Using living things as food and fibre

Stage 1:

External features of living things

Living things change

Stage 2:

Life cycles of living things

Delivery & Setup

We provide everything you need to hatch out the brood of chicks including: delivery, set up, instructions, educational material, activity resources and back up support. You will be supplied with a small transparent incubator and 8 to 12 eggs that are due to hatch over the following 5 days. All you have to do is have a table ready near a power point.

Week 1

The day after they arrive you will hear peeping noises coming from inside the eggs. Next you will notice small holes appearing in the eggs. For a few hours the chick will peck – rest -peck -rest. This process is slow and because there are lots of eggs all hatching at different times there is plenty of opportunity for observation. After hatching, the chicks can be transferred to the transparent brooder box that is supplied by me. The box contains everything the chicks will need including food.

Week 2 & Pick up

Over the following 10 days you can enjoy handling the chicks, watching them grow and caring for them. You have the option of keeping the chicks or we will pick them up along with all of the equipment at the end of the 12 day period. If you are keeping the chicks we also supply information & products on raising chickens.