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 Incubation & Embryology program overview flyer to learn more about how our program works.

Program registration has ended for the 2019-2020 school year. If you are interested in participating during the 2020-2021 school year fill out our interest form so you will be contacted when registration opens.

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