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Whether in your classroom as part of the curriculum or in a senior's home as you count down the days to the hatch, we will be right there to support! What about hatching in your own home for home schooling or a personal "eggs-perience"? Woolley Wonderland Farm is happy to time a clutch of eggs to hatch with you for a birthday or other milestone.

You won't feel alone through the process. That is one of the joys of the support we offer. Teachers and facilitators love that we are an email, text or call away as they nervously try to hatch their first eggs. We are there to support you and make YOU the best ever in the wide-eyes as YOU lead the hatching process.

Some schools and school boards have their own incubators - a superb investment! Woolley Wonderland is thrilled to provide you with eggs to hatch. You can use your own incubator and count down the miracle of birth. We'll be there to answer questions if you're nervous about the experience - it's actually quite fun and easy too. We will provide the chick starter food and vitamin powder for the water. Raise the chicks for a few weeks to watch them grow feathers and get their legs! Once the hatch is complete and your group has enjoyed the chicks for a week or so, we're happy to get them all back to the farm for a happy life laying eggs. CONTACT us early to set up a date to get your eggs delivered.
The fees for just eggs and support are dependant on your needs. A travel surcharge will apply - Please inquire to discuss your needs.

Woolley Wonderland has a limited number of INCUBATORS available for rent. For a fee of $100 we provide you with a complete package. A travel surcharge will apply for delivery and pick up.
As of February 18, 2016, all bookings and incubator rentals will add HST

You will get the loan of the incubator which has windows in the top to watch the hatch
The automatic egg turner will slowly rock the eggs back and forth so you don't have to handle them several times a day
Our thermometer and humidity meter - whether part of the unit or as a monitor on top will let you see the gauges throughout the hatch
You will get a detailed instruction book with tips for a successful hatch and information on your incubator unit and egg handling.

We will provide you with chick food and a feeder PLUS vitamin powder and a drinker bottle and marbles (so the chicks don't fall in the water in early days and drown. We will supply one Tote/brooder box and one heat lamp. YOU WILL need one lamp per egg type (one for chickens, one for quail if you are doing a hatch with more than one breed of poultry)

YOU WILL NEED TO: suspend the supplied heat lamp so the supplied brooder maintains a temperature at approx. 95 degrees. They can be hung from the ceiling or from a pair of chairs with a broom handle suspending the unit.

We're an email or phone call away with any questions. We will pick up the incubator as soon as the chicks hatched and return to pick them up when you're ready to send them to the farm. (Teachers may also arrange to personally return the chicks to the farm over a weekend if the timing is right to meet our other animals as a bonus!)

CHICKEN EGGS: These are our usual hatching eggs and may come in a variety of colours and shades from white to brown and turquoise too!
QUAIL EGGS: available with a premium of $45
DUCK EGGS: A PREMIUM price of $75 on top of the base incubator unit for two dozen … We try to book all year around.

NOTE: All eggs may not hatch. We'll do our best to guide you through the process including candling to remove most infertile eggs close to the hatch date to minimize disappointment during the final hatch days.

Our instruction guide includes information on steps to hatching, how the incubator works, illustrations on candling eggs and what to expect to see and your specific timeline from eggs in on day one to hatching and brooding your chicks.
Be sure to download the HATCHaBatch app for your android or iPhone to help remind you of the steps and stages. It's FREE and awesome.
Additional: We can supply a huge bale of shavings for $15 if requested.

INCUBATORS book out back to back for hatches from Easter to June. Please select your dates and get your deposit paid to secure your booking. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a date.

Our incubators are Hovabator models with windows in the top.


The Automatic Egg Turners make your job easy.

egg turner

It's actually a lot of waiting with a bit of watering from day one to day 17.


Candling is easy to discover which eggs are viable for the final days of hatching.


LOCKDOWN has you removing the eggs from the turner and setting them on the wire mesh for the last 3 days of the hatch.

coming outcrack

Pipping and peeping time when the egg tooth breaks a tiny hole in the shell. The chick gets to the tough job of pushing it's way out of the egg.

duck hatched

The newborn chick can last up to 24 hours in the incubator before it is moved to your brooder.


Here you can watch the chicks grow and get their feathers. They'll be trying to flutter about in less than a week!

watching chicks

Back to the farm they come! We'll be sure to continue the gentle handling of your clutch as they grow to be show birds or layers. Thanks for being part of the adventure.

All participants get their own I HATCHED A CHICK or I HATCHED A DUCK collector cards too!

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