Hatching Programme

Barleylands ‘Egg to Chick’ Hatching Programme

If your topic is life cycles, then seeing new life emerge before your eyes, is the perfect resource for you!

The Barleylands Education Team are renowned for bringing the curriculum to life through their various themed days and have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to teaching children about food, farming, and the countryside.

Schools and Groups can now take advantage of our outreach Hatch Packs, offering the chance to interact, care and learn about chickens. See new life emerge before your eyes. This is a unique opportunity for your class and truly memorable for pupils, brought to you by our EGGU Team!

We supply everything you need, delivered and set up for you, and will collect at the end of the process. At the beginning of your pre-booked hire, an Education Assistant from our EGGU Team will deliver your Hatch Pack, and set up the incubator with 7 fertile eggs that will hatch in 21 days. We will run through what you need to know and give you an incubation calendar, embryo development chart and chick crumb.

Hatch Pack

  • Delivery of Embryo Eggs
  • 7 egg incubator, with excellent egg visibility, allowing viewers to witness the whole hatching process – simply plug in and it does all the work
  • Brooder enclosure with heater to raise your chicks in
  • Feeder and Drinker
  • Food
  • Instructions
  • Candling light
  • Incubation calendar and embryo development chart
  • Teachers notes for teaching

After a week of caring for the new arrivals, we will return to pick up the chicks along with the Hatch Pack. If you wish to keep the chicks, please let us know and we can advise you how to care for them until they are ready to go outside. If you do not want to keep the chicks, we will bring them back to the farm where they will enjoy a happy life, and you might even meet them if you book one of our visits to the farm.  If you book a visit to the farm in the same school year you hire an incubator, there is a £50 reduction on the incubator hire.

This wonderful resource is great to compliment your topic and link with science, literacy, numeracy, and D&T.


£255 plus VAT

£205 plus VAT if you are also booking a visit to the farm.

(Educational establishments can claim back the VAT.)

You will be sent a confirmation email from our education department and an invoice from our accounts department.

Terms and conditions:

We do not ask for a deposit but payment is due on the date of delivery. Please note there is a cancellation fee. Hatch rates do vary; we are dealing with nature, so it is impossible to predict exact outcomes. Incubators are set up on delivery and the supervising adult within the school should ensure they are not interfered with in any way.

To make your booking or for more information, please email [email protected]


  • Hatch Pack Enquiry Form

Hatch Pack FAQs


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