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The Program

Hatching Chicks provides a Unique Experience to Families, Schools, Child Care or Aged Care, by presenting an Educational Program focused on watching and learning about eggs and Chicks/Ducklings Birthing, Growth & Care.

On the delivery day we will bring along an incubator and 10 to 12 eggs that are due to hatch on the following day. We will also bring the brooder box which is where the chicks will live for the following 10 days after they hatch. You will be supplied with everything you need to care for the chicks including: chick food and a supply of wood shavings for litter on the bottom of the box. Also on this website under instructions & activities there are  instruction videos, educational material and craft activities.

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 10 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 2 week period. If you are keeping the chicks we also supply information & products on raising chickens.