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Chick Incubation for the Classroom

The Suffolk County Farm and Education Center is a supplier of fertile chicken eggs to hatch in the classroom and homeschool setting from the end of February through mid May. All eggs MUST be ordered in advance and are reserved on a “first come, first served” basis.

Egg orders must be reserved via call or email, not through order forms or POs. Order forms and POs are not considered reservations; any orders sent this way do not guarantee eggs on the requested dates.

Unlike previous years, this year we are only offering cartons of 8 eggs per classroom.

Reservations for the upcoming year will open on Tuesday, September 15th at 1 pm. To reserve eggs and receive an order form, please email kp99@cornell.edu with the subject “Fertile Egg Request" after 1 pm on September 15th.

Teacher training courses will be required for new hatchers in order to purchase embryology supplies. We will be offering both in-person and virtual classes in order to reach all participants throughout the year. Tentative dates for the Teacher Trainings are as follows (dates subject to change):

    • Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 from 4:30-7:30 pm
    • Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 from 4:30 - 7:30 pm
    • Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 from 4:30- 7:30 pm
    • Thursday, February 11th, 2021 from 4:30-7:30 pm (Virtual Training)

          Contact

          Kate Perz
          4-H Animal Science Educator
          kp99@cornell.edu
          631-852-4603

          Last updated September 8, 2020