Welcome to Nanny McCluckins
Chick Hatching Experience!


You can now experience Nanny McCluckins through either our Canadian or US website-made just for you!

Your Nanny McCluckins Chick Hatching Experience

You will come to one of our convenient locations and meet your local Nanny McCluckins Chicken Whisperer.  At this time, you will pick up your kit and ask any questions that you may have.

Once you get home, you can pick your favourite spot to set up the incubator. You will want to pick somewhere that does not get a lot of temperature fluctuation and a place where everyone can see into the incubator to catch the hatching!

Now is the time to care for the environment that you have created for your eggs.  You will monitor the temperature and the humidity and using the provided calendar you will make any necessary adjustments.

Watching the growth and development in the egg is amazing and it is the perfect time to jump into the educational home-schooling curriculum that we have created!

This is a simple and very affordable add-on that we highly recommend.  It covers all the core subjects and will give your kiddos something to focus on while they eagerly anticipate the arrival of your baby chicks, quail or ducks!

Hatch day is approaching! Think Christmas morning excitement as you wake up and run to the incubator and see if you have any babies waiting there for you!

Once your hatchlings have arrived you will want to keep them under special care in the incubator – the “CHICKU” as we lovingly call it – for a minimum of 24 hours.

This is the safest environment for your babies as they continue to absorb their yolk sac, dry off and fluff up as well as get nice strong legs.

They also let all their brothers and sisters know that it is time to come out and join the world.

Now it’s time to celebrate!  Hatch day is your chick’s birthday so have fun with it!  You can throw a little party. Have a fun photoshoot. Take your chicks outside into the yard. Spend time bonding and even teach them tricks.  Yes – tricks! Birds are VERY smart!

This is such a fun thing to do so share your experience on social media. Your friends and family will be very excited to see what you have been up to!

Don’t forget about that curriculum that you were working on.  Your newly hatched birds will be growing and changing daily. Make sure to document all that you are discovering and learning along the way.

As you are getting closer to your baby chicks’ moving day, we invite you to prepare your children by looking into what family farming in your city or community looks like.

Understanding how agriculture works in your area is pretty cool.  Did you know, that just outside most city limits there are numerous small, family farms?

These farms provide many of the fruits, veggies, EGGS and other protein sources that you find at your local Farmer’s Markets.

When you take part in a Nanny McCluckins Chick Hatching Experience you are helping local egg farmers feed their families…and maybe yours too!

It is your baby chick’s graduation to farm life! 

It isn’t a time to be sad, although goodbyes can definitely be tough; but instead, a time to be happy for them!

After you return them to us, we carefully transport them back to the farm that they were laid at.

It’s where their mom and dad are as well as all their brother and sister birds. It’s a place where they will be very well-loved and looked after.

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4712 13 Street Northeast #103, Calgary

5.0 210 reviews

  • Avatar liz Tam ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    From start to finish this process was great with Nanny McCluckins. My family really enjoyed hatching the chicks. We hatched 3 beautiful chicks out of 10. My kids were amazed and loved the chicks so much, even had tears when we returned … More them. The instructions provided were clear and easy to follow. Communication was great and always answered when I reached out. We recommend this to anyone. Thank you so much.
  • Avatar Lesley Noland ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    What an incredibly unique experience for our family! We started with 5 eggs, 2 hatched, 1 wasn't strong enough to hatch, 2 did not form at all. It was a great lesson for the kids of the circle of life. Beware it is hard to give … More them back, they are adorable!!!! Highly suggest it for all ages! Thank you Nanny McCluckins
  • Avatar Lindsay Markin ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    One of the best experiences my girls have had! They loved every step of the hatching process. First thing they do when they wake up is check on the chicks, last thing before bed is say goodnight to them. We had 6 out of 8 hatch (2 days … More early), all strong and healthy. They love to be cuddled and played with, one is way more needy than the others, he/she is my favorite. I would 100% recommend this to anyone with children or not! We have completely fallen in love with all of them and are dreading the day we have to give them back.
  • Avatar Jamie Cantwell ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Had the best experience with nanny mccluckins! Pickup = easy, hatching = easy, questions/concerns = easy, drop off = easy. My kids had an amazing summer activity and they got to learn something along the way. We will be doing this every … More year!
  • Avatar Miki S ★★★★★ a year ago
    Hatching the chicks with Nanny McCluckins was such a great experience! Meeting Julia was easy and she was very friendly and informative! When one of the chicks had problems hatching, I texted her late at night but she still responded to … More this anxious chick Mama! With her kind instructions, I was able to save the chick and turns out she is the biggest and fluffiest one that hatched! It was very rewarding and my kids loved the experience as well. I would and have already recommended Nanny McCluckins to my friends and family! We will probably do another one in the near future!
    Thank you for a wonderful experience!
  • Avatar Melissa ★★★★★ a year ago
    What an amazing experience for our whole family! The detailed instructions along with the simple to use equipment made this an easy process. The hardest part for us was having to say goodbye! The only thing that would make this better would … More be to see follow up pictures from the farm...or better yet vist to the farm to say hi 🙂
  • Avatar Kim Milnes ★★★★ a year ago
    Pick up and drop off is well-organized. Plenty of instructions are provided and they were available by phone for questions. The equipment was all in excellent condition. My students absolutely loved the experience and we'll do it again … More next year.
    My only suggestion for improvement is that there wasn't enough wood shavings to keep the chicks clean and dry for a week so we had to purchase more. There was also not enough food provided and we had to supplement.
  • Avatar E U ★★★★★ a year ago
    We did the duck hatching experience this year. It was so rewarding to watch the embryos develop inside the eggs via candling. 4 of our 6 eggs hatched and we had the joy of watching our ducklings grow from newly hatched babies to strong … More "teenagers" each with a unique personality. They would waddle behind us through the house in a little group with their webbed feet plopping on the ground and peeping adorably. Nanny McCluckins provided all the equipment we needed along with food and bedding and a water dispenser and detailed instructions for each stage along the way. The only thing I would change would be to request a lot more bedding. We ended up needing to buy a bunch more. It was hard to say goodbye to our sweet little peepers when they headed back to their home farm.
  • Avatar Linsay Langstone ★★★★★ a year ago
    My hatching experience was amazing! The instructions and expectations were very clear, straightforward, and easy to follow! Pick up and drop off were easy to access...my only recommendation would be to offer pick up and drop off during … More the week instead of the weekend. My class had to miss the actual hatching experience because hatch day fell on the weekend. Otherwise, we had a blast raising our chicks, and I would definitely do it again!
  • Avatar Maureen Khallad ★★★★★ a year ago
    What a wonderful positive experience for my preschool children. So much learning. . We’ll be back next spring to do it all again. The staff were efficient and the instructions were clear. I loved that the equipment needed was all in one … More package. Just one observation. We needed more food and the water bottle for all our ducklings wasn’t large enough. Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity.