Buying Fertile Chicken Eggs
Utah Agriculture in the Classroom has partnered with Thanksgiving Point to provide fertile eggs for classroom hatching projects.
Fertile chicken eggs are available for incubating in your classroom on Mondays, March through May. Order and pay for the eggs online through Utah Agriculture in the Classroom. Eggs must be picked up at the Thanksgiving Point Farm Education Center [map], Lehi, Utah, on the Monday noted on the order page.
Chicken eggs are incubated for a total of 21 days; you will pick them up when they are 18 days old, meaning they will hatch in three days. They do not need to be turned during this time. Please be prepared to transport the eggs. We recommend that you take a cooler with a blanket inside to keep the eggs safe and warm.
The eggs are $3.00 each; be sure to note the quantity you would like when ordering. No refunds on fertile eggs.
Sold Out for Spring 2015!
Buy a New Incubator
Buying an incubator is like buying a car—there are numerous models, sizes, and price ranges from which to choose! It is important to consider the features of each incubator and choose the model which best fits your classroom needs. A thorough online search will provide a range of prices.
The following sites sell quality incubators:
Additional Classroom Resources
- Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Chicken Embryology and Egg Lore (Wiki)
- Inside the Egg, Hatching Chickens (lesson plan)
- Hatching and Brooding Chicks in the Classroom
- YouTube Chick Hatching Videos
- From Egg to Chick WebQuest