The "Hatch at Home’’ program facilitates families to hatch chicken eggs in an incubator at home.
Embryology is the study of embryos and their development. Chesterfield 4-H coordinates the popular Embryology 4-H school enrichment program locally, teaching in the classrooms and distributing chicks to area farmers. With current at home learning environment we would like to offer this to families at home.
The process will take 30 days from egg to chick.
You must supply all equipment Incubator, thermometer/hygrometer, and heat lamp. (a resource list will be provided)
A list of resources to find fertilized eggs will be provided for you.
You will be supported by 4H technician Chris Allen. She can walk you through hands on experiments, and how to graph and track development of the embryos.
Once chicks have hatched you can begin your backyard flock or we will help re-home the chick to local farms.