There are many options to tailor your Eggucation experience to your setting (see below) but all hatching packages contain the following:
🐥 Delivery of your top of the range PAT tested equipment and eggs (mileage may be charged outside a 30 mile radius of Eggucation Offices)
🐥 Top of the range Fully Automatic Incubator. They can be left over weekends and short half term holidays if someone pops in to check the water levels.
🐥 Full incubator set up and staff briefing.
🐥 Tame hens for everyone to pet, feed and stroke…. they LOVE this bit….
🐥 Age-specific STEM based classroom talk. From reception class through to ‘A’ level biology and nursing homes. From simple question and answer sessions about what they eat, to the genetics of colour inheritance in chickens…… we’ve got it covered
🐥 All feeds, feeders, bedding you will need for keeping chicks
🐥 Fabulous brooder cage with unhindered visibility of your newly hatched chicks.
🐥 Heat pad for your chicks to hide under and keep warm (low wattage, so safe for the pupils).
🐥 Comprehensive instruction file.
🐥 Key Stage specific resources designed by teachers for teachers exclusively for our clients.
🐥 Ovascope for candling eggs (for years 5+ – other years as Bespoke Service)
🐥Full telephone support 24/7 – no question is too daft – the support we offer is second to none – see our testimonials.
Package Options – Regular or Xl?
🐥 Regular Package £260 (2018)/£275 (2019)
Our most popular package –
🐥 7 egg fully automatic Brinsea Incubator with a mix of our beautiful Rare Breed hen eggs
🐥 ONE brooder cage for your bundles of fluffy joy!
🐥 45 min approx Classroom Talk with Meet & Greet with hens
We offer a discount for multiple sets booked on the same day for the same school – £215 for the second set
🐥 XL Package £400 (2018) - £415 (2019)
Ideal for larger schools or schools with multi-form entry-
🐥 ONE large fully automatic Brinsea Octagon incubator with 16 of our beautiful mixed pure Rare Breed eggs.
🐥 TWO brooder cages. Display your incubator in a central location so that all the children can experience the chicks hatching, then split the chicks between two cages for different classes.
🐥 60 mins approx Classroom Talk – presentation with all the children then individual classes meet and greet with the hens.
We can provide 3 cages + for very large schools – please ring and ask us for a bespoke quote!
Incubation Options – 21 days or Quick Hatch?
🐥 21 Day Incubation
We set your eggs on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, and they incubate for the full 21 days in your school.
🐥 Shows the real length of time of incubation – another learning opportunity.
🐥 Enjoy using our Incubation Diary to discuss the changes that are happening inside each egg every day.
🐥 Build up the excitement as you wait for the eggs to hatch.
🐥 Use the countdown calendar to count down to hatch – lots of numeracy opportunities!
🐥 Enables you to enjoy a Candling Session around 7-10 days incubation – see below!
🐥 Quick Hatch
We deliver pre-incubated eggs to your setting on a Monday and they hatch on Wednesday of THAT week.
🐥 Ideal for younger children – no waiting!
After your eggs have been incubating for 7-10 days we can return to your school and carry out a 1 hour age-specific candling workshop with your students. This involves a lesson on the science of an egg, from the point of view of the chick. We look at chick development, and then gather to candle your eggs. Your pupils will be spellbound by their chicks jumping about in their shells! This service starts at an additional £75.
We can also offer Bespoke packages for all ages – from Full Day workshops in Secondary Schools (KS3-A Level), to school events and staff INSET on the delights of keeping hens in schools.
But we know that every school is different – we understand that and will accommodate any special requirements – just ring and ask!