Thank You for Choosing Hatching Chicks

 

We highly recommend you watch the below videos prior to the arrival of your chickens

Important Health Information

 

Please read this information before you begin the chick hatch program.

 

Everyone should wash their hands after handling chicks  to prevent the spread of any bacteria.

 

Allergies

There is a possibility that children who have egg allergies, could be affected by participating in the hatching program.

Egg allergy usually occurs when the  protein in egg white or the egg yolk are consumed, however as the chicks hatch from their shells there is a membrane between the shell and the chick which dries and flakes into tiny particles called dander. This dander will be in the air around the incubator and also in the chicks fluff and so will be breathed in when observing the chicks. This may cause a reaction. Any child who has a severe allergy to egg, is at risk and should not participate in the program unless it has been firstly discussed with the child’s parents.

Please alert parents of children with egg allergies that you are planning on running a chick hatch program. For parents who may have concerns, it is recommended they discuss the situation with their Doctor/ Specialist before their child participates in the program

As an extra precaution people with egg allergies should wear disposable gloves when handling the chicks and remember hands need to be washed.

 

Peanut / Fish Meal in livestock feed:-The chick feed supplied does not contain Peanut or Fish Meal.  However, the manufacturers cannot guarantee that some residue from other products in the manufacturing equipment has not contaminated the feed. It is recommend that anyone known to have an allergy to these products should not be allowed to handle the chick feed, food receptacle or the litter ( where feed may have been scratched out of the feeder by the chicks).

 

 

Your Program Instructional Videos

General Information

Incubator Setup and Running

Brooder Box Setup

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If You Have Duck Eggs

For Kids

At the Farm

21 Day Embryo Development

Additional Program Print Outs and Downloads

Program Resources

Children's Activity Resources

Fun Activities for early childhood through to Primary school Age

Quick Guide Written Instructions

Sydney, Illawarra and  Canberra!

 

Hatching Chicks is a family owned business which has been operating successfully from Canberra to Sydney south and the Illawarra since 2000. Hatching Chicks brings the farm to you, giving you the opportunity to watch a chicken hatching from its shell and growing for the first two weeks of its life.

 

Start hatching Today!

 

All you have to do is make contact with Hatching Chicks and we'll do the rest. Hatching Chicks will deliver to your door and once the two week program has finished everything will be picked up, including any unwanted chickens.

FOR BOOKINGS - Call Liane on 0413 783 734

or

Email lianer@ozemail.com.au

Brooding Basics 101

 

If you decide to keep some chickens you will find that caring for them is immensely satisfying and surprisingly easy. You can feed them your household scraps and in return you will be supplied with fresh free-range eggs and manure for your garden.