How It Works

We love watching our chicken and quail chicks hatch and grow. Now we're sharing that joy with families and school groups in Sacramento, San Francisco, and surrounding areas.

Hatching at Home rental kits have everything you need for a successful hatch in your home or classroom.

The four-week experience is $200. Pickups are normally scheduled for Sundays, alternating between our North Highland and Shingle Springs locations.  Rental kits include: a set of fertile eggs (7 chicken eggs or 12 Japanese quail eggs), a dependable incubator, egg candler, brooder box, warming plate, chick feeder, waterer, bedding, feed, a step-by-step guide with videos, and comprehensive curriculum that is customizable to your classroom needs. You'll also get phone/text support to answer any questions you have along the way. 

At the end of the four-week rental, you'll return your kit, but you have the option to keep your chicks for your backyard coop or to give to a friend. If you can't keep them, you can bring your chicks back to live with their friends on our farm.

The 4-week rental program is $200.
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Are you a part of a homeschool voucher program?  We happily work with homeschool programs to fit within their voucher use criteria.  

Already have all the equipment you need to hatch and care for your chicks but want an extensive guide and curriculum to support your experience?  Available for $25.00 our electronic Hatching Guide & Curriculum is complete with instructions, images, activities, informational sections, vocabulary and links to additional resources.  


One of our Hatching At Home families in Sacramento shared this beautiful video of their second chick, Shelly, making her debut into the world.