Educational Hatch-A-Chick

Hatch-A-Chick (Hatch-A-Duck) Experience!

At Quality Farms, we pride in bringing you the best experience when it comes to chick hatching. Whether you are a teacher, teaching your students about the life cycles, providing an activity for your retirement home, looking for a special birthday present, planning an event or if you just want to start your own flock and learn about chicks in the process. These chicks certain to be a hit!

the cluck starts here

How it works:

Our knowledgeable staff will set up the equipment and place the eggs in the hatcher taking time to explaining everything you need to know, but don’t worry if you can’t remember it all, as an in depth information manual is left on site, re-iterating all the important points and much more! For all you ‘expectant mother hens’, we are only a phone call away a, Hatch-A-Chick team member is available 7 days a week, 7am until 10pm!

Every moment can be observed through our 360 degree, high visibility hatcher. So you won’t miss a thing! The Incubator provides automatic egg turning by rotating egg disk with autostop 2 days prior to hatching. Countdown to date-of-hatch and temperature alarms on its digital display so you always know the status of your hatch.

The chicks take 21 days to develop. We offer a pre-incubation for those who just can’t wait the 21 days.

We include a candler with the experience so, you can watch the embryo develop inside the egg. Informative candling session with a chick specialist can be arranged, here we candle and name each egg.

Once the 21 days is up, gather all your friends and family, to watch the amazing experience and the successful hatch of your chicks.

Once dry and fluffy, the chicks are transferred to our brooder box. We provide a heat lamp, bedding, food and drinker. Everything the chicks need.

You can now enjoy watching the chicks and their antics. They grow and change quickly over the next few days, and can become very tame. See their personalities and little characters develop. Which one will be your favourite?

Keep the chicks for up to 5 days and we’ll be by to pick them up, or bring them back to the Quality Farms yourself and recieve a farm tour (addition charge may apply) where you can meet all the other Hatch-A-Chick chicks and see how a free range poultry farm operates.

Hatch-A-Chick experience includes;

  • 7 egg Incubator (about the size of a basketball)
  • 7 Fertilized eggs
  • “The Egg Story Lesson Plan” – includes important facts about eggs and chicks
  • Candler
  • Brooder box
  • Chick feed
  • Drinker
  • Keep the chicks for up to 5 days(fuel surcharge may apply outside Kelowna, B.C.)
  • Pick up and delivery

We offer an aftercare support service via telephone. We are ‘happy to help’ with your queries whatever the age of your chicken. We never tire of talking about chickens!!!

Keep your photos and share a copy with Quality Farms and receive a birthday package!

Chick Hatching seen at Vancouver’s TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE!

TRADEX HOME SCHOOL EXPO 2012

CANUCK PLACE CHILDREN’S HOSPICE. September 26 – October 23 2012

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What some of our Hatch-A-Chick members have said…

David came to setup the incubator in late June and by mid-July we had chicks! The families at the library loved checking the eggs each visit and watching the chicks hatch. We let the public suggest names for the chicks. David ensured that we were well informed and prepared throughout the four weeks.

Here is a blog entry with photos about the Library Chicks: http://kelownalibrary.posterous.com/library-chicks

Ashley Machum

Youth Services Librarian

Kelowna Branch

1380 Ellis Street

Kelowna, BC V1Y 2A2

Tel: 250-762-2800 Ext. 1408

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We had the opportunityto be part of his Quality Farms Chicken Hatchery program. We were very impressed with his professionalism, punctuality and knowledge. David came into our daycare at the University of British Columbia, Kelowna Campus to show the children the baby chicks and explain the hatchery experience. The children enjoyed this very much as well as the staff. He was well organized and came with enough information for the staff to be prepared for the chickens.

His communication was clear and he was open to all the questions we had. I found him to be very educated and professional when it came to helping us. David was prompt to email me back and set up a time to come up to our centre.

I believe this is a great way to teach and involve the children and staff. His expertise and ability to explain this process with a large group of 1 ½ – 5 year olds is not an easy task and he did well. I think that this is an incredible learning experience for the children and think this could be used in many different environments with all ages.

I would definitely recommend David to other centers and schools.

Sincerely,

Diana Forbes

3-5 Supervisors

University Children’s Learning Centre

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Our family’s experience hatching chicks has been such a wonderful learning experience for us in many ways. Besides learning first hand how the embryos develop, the life cycle of chickens, and how to care for chicks, we were able to witness the wonder and beauty of seeing six animals being born, which many people do not get to experience!

The whole “Hatch-a-Chick Educational Program” is so well organized that hatching up to seven chicks in a house was very straightforward. All the equipment and information needed is provided, and David is always a phone call or visit away to answer any questions.

We a very grateful there is educational program like this in our community!

Sincerely,

Blaine, Sue, Keaton and Emerson
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David,

Thank youfor approching me with the idea to have chicks hatch here at Sandlewood Retirement Resort. As as activity coordinator I am constantly looking for new ideas and trying to think outside the box and I feel that this was the best idea ever- our residents were absolutely enthralled and I will repeat this event again. Always a facscination with new life.
Also, this gave us the answer to the age-old question-the egg came first!!!

And these were the words that were spoken by my upper management.

The chicks were in the plastic box, but thinking- outside the box.

Thank you again David you were great from the beginning of the project to the end I will recommend this to the activity coordinators at our other Regency Resorts.

Sincerely,

Melinda Crowell
Activity Coordinator
Sandalwood Retirment Resort

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