Chartley Chucks Poultry, Coops and Supplies

Hatching eggs in schools

Hatching eggs in schools

Hatching chicks in school is exciting, educational and covers many of the learning goals/targets across all key stages.  What better way to motivate children than for them to see, first hand, a chick hatch from an egg. 

They can learn about life cycles, caring for animals, understand sequencing and have limitless writing opportunities.  Why not try it, Children who see eggs hatching will need no prompting to explain what they are learning about.

Chicken eggs take 3 weeks incubation before they hatch.  During this time the children may lose interest, plus you have to monitor the incubator temperature and humidity for all that time, and of course any mismanagement of the incubator can mean – no chicks at all.  Also the incubator must turn the eggs for the first 18 days if you are to stand a chance of hatching.

This is where Chartley Chucks can help.  We can supply you with eggs that are ready to hatch.  We supply you with pre-incubated eggs on a Monday, they hatch on a Wednesday and we collect the chicks on a Friday the same or following week. 

Within a 30 mile radius of our breeding facility ( Stafford/Uttoxeter area), we deliver 4 ready to hatch eggs, care instructions, an Incubator and a brooder box equipped with a heater, food and bedding for the chicks.  All our equipment is PAT tested. Our prices are as follows;

Number of classrooms
Discount   5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35%
2 week rental (excl VAT) £125.00 £237.50 £337.50 £425.00 £500.00 £562.50 £612.50 £650.00

Delivery is free within a 10 mile radius of our facility, 75p/mile outside.  Prices quoted are excluding VAT.

Upon collection your hatched chicks are returned to be with other chicks of the same age and are then sold as pets/show birds at our retail facility.  A risk assessment template and planning information for Early years, key stage 1 and key stage 2 is also available on request. 

Please contact us via email or the telephone numbers below to request an official quotation giving us your preferred dates, number of weeks, number of classrooms and the name and post code of your school. Easter time is always fully booked very early, so please contact us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.