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.

Program information now available for 2021

Click here to see all the details. Registration and egg orders open Dec. 6, 2020. Deadline to register for trainings and egg orders is Jan. 26, 2021.

For more information on this program in other counties, find your local office online or call:

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