Rental Includes:

  • Digital incubator with automatic turner

  • 7 fertilized eggs

  • Reproducible activities

  • Resource guide 

  • Brooding box

  • Shavings

  • Poultry water dish

  • Starter food

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

  • Delivery and pick-up of incubator and kit

Experience the bird life cycle in your classroom

Hatch chicks in your classroom! Watch the embryos develop, encourage hatchlings as they pip and come to understand the special needs and care needed for the baby birds once hatched. 


Once the eggs have hatched, all baby birds and unhatched eggs, the incubator and all materials are returned to Creature Quest. All ducklings, chicks and quail are returned to the private small free range farms where the eggs were obtained. We work with hobby and small farms who have a focus on egg production. 

Create life long memories with this truely

hands-on program.


Study the bird life cycle in your elementary classroom by hatching duck or chicken eggs!

Registration Opens September 24, 2019.

Who Can Participate

Our Hatch program is for schools and day cares only. We do not send 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.


2019/2020 School Year Sessions 
Registration opens September 24, 2019.


Session A 
Delivery October 9 &10, 2019
Return November 13 & 14, 2019


Available eggs quail, chicken, duck


Session B
Delivery: March 25 & 26, 2020
Return: April 28, 29 & 30, 2020

Available eggs: chicken, duck

Session C

Delivery May 6 & 7, 2020
Return June 9, 10 & 11, 2020

Available eggs quail, chicken, duck

Fees & Payment
Session A  

$230 + HST + security deposit


Sessions B & C  
$250 + HST + security deposit


Payment in full including security deposit is required to secure booking. 

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

Security Deposits
Incubator - $125 per incubator


Security deposits will be returned upon the return of the ducklings/quail/chicks, all unhatched eggs, and complete, undamaged incubator and kit. Incubators and kits will not be delivered without full payment plus security deposit.

Kit Delivery and Pick-up

All kits are delivered and picked-up by Creature Quest. 

Kits will only be delivered to schools or daycares facilities and these facilities must be within the service range below. We do not accommodate alternate delivery locations.


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 Hatch program is only available in the following areas.




Caledon Township


Erin Township



Halton Hills Township





Waterloo (City of)


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 poor hatches or out-of-pocket expenses.


Contact Us To Book

Our Hatch 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 the session and egg type you are interested in.

Advance full payment for the program required to reserve an incubator and kit.

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

Thanks! Message sent.

Sleeping Peking duckling
A little girl meeting a duckling
Peking and Ruen duckling
Relaxing birds
Quail Eggs
A duckling and chick