Serving DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties

newly hatched chicks, fuzzy chicks and eggs

What is more fascinating than seeing a fully developed baby chick emerge from an egg? Just three weeks of incubation transforms a seemingly lifeless chicken egg into an active, living being.

This hands-on project for teachers in DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties is designed to give your students the opportunity to hatch chicks in their own classroom. During the 21-day incubation period, students learn to prepare eggs, set up an incubator, record progress, turn eggs, and test eggs for fertility. The project aligns with state learning standards.

View our 2020 program flyer (pdf)

2020 Program Dates

  • February 17 – Teacher Training Registrations Due
  • February 26 – Egg Orders Due
  • March 3 – Beginner Training Class (4:45-7:45 pm at Kane County Extension office)
  • March 4 – Advanced Training Class (4:45-6:15 pm at DuPage County Extension office)
  • April 6 – Egg Pick-Up (tentative)

Teacher Training Registration - now open

Egg Order Forms - now open

For more information on this program in other counties:

  • Lake: 847-223-8627
  • McHenry: 815-338-3737
  • Cook, Chicago: 773-768-7779
  • Cook, North (Arlington Heights): 847-201-4176
  • Cook, South (Matteson): 708-679-6889
  • Will: 815-727-9296
  • Grundy: 815-942-2725