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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 2021-2022 season will open on Monday, October 4th at 9:00am. To reserve eggs and receive an order form, please email Kate at with the subject “Fertile Egg Request" after 9:00am on October 4th. All chicks hatched through this program must be returned to the Suffolk County Farm. Hatchers who are interested in keeping their female chicks should contact Kate. 

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. Dates for the Teacher Trainings are as follows (dates subject to change):

    • Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 4:30-7:30 pm
    • Wednesday, February 2, 2022 from 4:30-7:30pm
    • Tuesday, February 8, 2022 from 4:30-7:30pm

    **Reservations for the 2021-2022 season is now CLOSED


          Kate Perz
          4-H Animal Science Educator


          Last updated March 25, 2022