Rental Includes:

  • 3 chicks or ducklings,
    1- 5 days old at drop-off

  • Reproducible activities

  • Resource guide to bird care

  • Brooding box

  • Shavings

  • Poultry water dish

  • Food

  • Heat Lamp

  • Email support during office hours
    Mon-Fri 9 am - 3 pm

Explore how animals grow and the needs of living things in your class

Birds grow very quickly. Chart growth, see adult feathers appear, listen as their voices change and take care of daily needs of chicks or ducklings in your class. Compare their grow and needs to your own. 


After the session is over, all baby birds and all materials are returned to Creature Quest. All birds are returned to the private small free range hobby farms that focus on egg production. Birds are not for sale.


Please note, this is NOT an egg hatching program. Birds are all ready a few days old at the start of the program.

Watch baby birds grow and change. Learn about an animal's basic needs and be responisble for their care.


Create life long memories with this truely

hands-on program.

Registration Opens November 1, 2022


Who Can Participate

Our Chicks In The Classroom program is for schools and day cares and homes that are located in our delivery range listed below only. We now offer our kits to private homes or other groups. 


To Book

Email us using using the form at the bottom of this page. We'll get in touch with you for the information that we need. We will require payment in order to hold your space.


2021/2022 School Year Sessions 
The Chicks-in-the-Classroom Program is NOT a hatching program. This program includes 3 all ready hatched chicks or ducklings. 

Registration Opens November 1, 2021

Session X 
Delivery March 24th 2022
Return April 7th, 2022

Available: ducklings

Session Y *
Delivery: May 4th, 2022
Return: May 18th, 2022

Available:  chicks or ducklings

* Please note that this session includes the Easter long weekend. You will need to arrange the birds going home with a responsible adult for the 4-day weekend. If you so choose, you may extend your session to May 1st. Advanced arrangement will be required. 

Session Z
Delivery: TBA
Return: TBA

Available chicks or ducklings



Fees & Payment
$180 + HST


Payment in full including security deposit is required to hold a booking. 

Methods of payment accepted: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, cheque

Security Deposits
Incubator - $60 per kit


Security deposits will be returned upon the return of the ducklings/chicks, and complete undamaged and kit. Chicks/ducklings and kits will not be delivered without full payment plus security deposit.

Kit Delivery and Pick-up

Due to some upcoming changes at our location which would make pick-up from our location difficult, we will be delivering all kits this year.

Kits will only be delivered to schools or day cares within our listed service range below.


Delivery & pick-up dates, will occur within the weeks indicated in the session. The exact date for deliveries will be decided after driving routes are determined. Clients will be notified in advance as to the date and delivery window after it is determined by our office. We will not be able to accommodate any preferred dates or times. 

Service Range

The Chicks-in-the-Classroom program is only available in the following areas.




Caledon Township

Erin Township



Halton Hills Township







Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations must be made by email and responded to by Creature Quest in order to be valid. If a cancellation request is not responded to, it was not received by our office. Refunds will be made in accordance with the schedule below.

Time of request - Up to 31 days before drop-off 

- 100% REFUND minus $25 Admin Fee per rental kit


30 to 10 days prior to session drop-off date - 50% REFUND minus $25 Admin Fee per rental kit

Cancellations made less than 9 days before session drop-off date 

- no refund 

Refunds or credits are not given for out-of-pocket expenses.


Contact Us To Book

Our Chicks-in-the-Classroom program is for schools and daycares in our listed service range only. Use your school or childcare email as the contact email. We will not respond to requests from personal email addresses or emails other than schools or childcare centres.

Please include your school name, city the school is located in, the session and bird type you are interested in.

Advance full payment for the program required to reserve chicks or ducklings and kit.

The Chicks-in-the-Classroom program is NOT a hatching program.


Parents - To keep our teachers in the loop, we will only respond to from them. Please direct questions you may have to your teachers. 

Thanks! Message sent.

A little girl meeting a duckling
Relaxing birds
A duckling and chick