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 homeschooling 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’s 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.