In this 4-week program, you’ll get everything you need to hatch eggs and care for baby chicks right at your location.
The experience will begin with a Hand Me Down Farm's poultry expert visiting your group, answering questions, setting up the incubator, and explaining how to use all the tools and supplies provided for your incubating adventure. You will also get a light to be able to see inside the eggs as they develop. When the eggs start cracking and chicks start emerging, your group can watch everything through with our high visibility incubator. Once hatched you’ll move them over into our warm brooder, giving them the conditions to thrive – heat, water, and food. For the next week, your group will watch the chicks grow, learning first-hand about the cycle of life. At the end of the 4-week program Hand Me Down Farms staff will come to pick up all of the chicks and hatching kit. The chicks will come back to the farm to be grown out and used as breeders or sold to the public.
Four week rental at a time that is convenient for you
Hundreds of activities, videos and games to copy and use.
Ongoing in person and phone support
Mini incubator with fertile ~chicken-7 eggs,
High powered "candling light" to see embryos develop in the egg during incubation
Chick Kit - brooder box, bedding, chick feed/feeder, water dish, and kid safe heat lamp
The chicks will come back to the farm with us but are available for adoption if desired