Sorry Durham Hens no longer offer a hatching in schools service.
Teachers know that hatching chicks in the classroom is an invaluable experience for children and that it can be integrated into the curriculum easily. It is more difficult however to organise the project, sourcing equipment, fertile eggs etc., and to develop the confidence that you need to hatch successfully. This is where Durham Hens can help!
We will supply everything that you need to incubate eggs in school from start to finish. You will receive:
Fully automatic incubator
Hand delivery and set up
12 eggs from a variety of breeds
Full clear instructions
Brooding box with electric hen (heater)
Food, feeder, drinker
Removal of all equipment and chicks at the end of the hire period (chicks can be kept if you prefer)
Full telephone support for staff throughout
We deliver the eggs partially incubated so the whole experience will take only five days:
We deliver your pack on Monday and set up the incubator.
The eggs hatch on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The chicks and hatching pack will be collected on Friday.
This service has been developed by
Margaret Manchester MA PGCE (Managing Director, Durham Hens Limited)
Copyright Durham Hens Limited
VAT Registration Number 995021312, Company Number 07703899, Directors of Durham Hens Limited: A.J.Manchester, M.R.Manchester
The price for this comprehensive service is £195 plus VAT for schools and colleges in County Durham, Tyne & Wear and Teesside.
Please contact us for a quote if you are outside of this region.
A VAT invoice will be posted or emailed to your school when your booking is confirmed. We accept payments by BACS, cheque or card payment by telephone.
For more information or to book your School Hatching Pack: