Are you interested in hatching chicks for your classroom, your children, or to raise your own backyard chickens? Primrose Farm sells fertilized eggs from our Columbian Wyandotte flock! The cost per dozen is $5, and orders need to be scheduled in advance. We will take all chicks back after they hatch, or you may choose another farm for them to go to or keep them yourselves–if you are planning on keeping them yourself, please check your local laws/ordinances regarding chickens, as well as HOA bylaws. Please see more information regarding this program below:
- Primrose Farm sells eggs only; we do not have incubators, brooders, heat lamps, feed, or any other supplies. All supplies can be purchased at local farm & garden stores or online.
- We only take chicks back if they hatch between March 15 and May 15. The chicks need to be around 6 months old by late fall in order to combine them with the adult flock. We can sell fertilized eggs at any time if you want to keep the chicks or have another place to take them after they hatch.
- All fertilized egg purchases and chick returns must be scheduled. You can schedule an appointment by contacting Alison at email@example.com or 630-513-4374.
- We do not guarantee a specific hatch rate. We have a rooster that lives with our hens and our eggs are assumed to be fertilized. We cannot give refunds for eggs that don’t hatch.
- We can only accept returns of chicks from our eggs. We are part of a breeding program that breeds Columbian Wyandotte chickens and cannot accept other breeds.
Please contact Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-513-4374 for more information.
Below are some materials we use to keep track of each egg’s progress through their incubation cycle.
Life cycle of the chicken from Scholastic for grades preK-2: click here
Chick hatching unit from the American Association for the Advancement of Science for grades K-2: click here
Links to units for grades K-2 and 3-5 from National Agriculture in the Classroom: click here
The National Aviary Virtual Incubator (requires Flash): click here
Embryology In the Classroom from National 4-H Curriculum–excellent resource for older students or teachers who are new to incubation: click here