Your Nanny McCluckins Chick Hatching Experience

You will come to one of our convenient locations and meet your local Nanny McCluckins Chicken Whisperer.  At this time, you will pick up your kit and ask any questions that you may have.

incubator to catch the hatching

Once you get home, you can pick your favourite spot to set up the incubator.  You will want to pick somewhere that does not get a lot of temperature fluctuation and a place where everyone can see into the incubator to catch the hatching!

Now is the time to care for the environment that you have created for your eggs.  You will monitor the temperature and the humidity and using the provided calendar you will make any necessary adjustments.

Watching the growth and development in the egg is amazing and it is the perfect time to jump into the educational home-schooling curriculum that we have created! 

This is a simple and very affordable add-on that we highly recommend.  It covers all the core subjects and will give your kiddos something to focus on while they eagerly anticipate the arrival of your baby chicks, quail or ducks! 

Hatch day is approaching!  Think Christmas morning excitement as you wake up and run to the incubator and see if you have any babies waiting there for you! 

hatchlings incubator

Once your hatchlings have arrived you will want to keep them under special care in the incubator – the “CHICKU” as we lovingly call it – for a minimum of 24 hours. 

This is the safest environment for your babies as they continue to absorb their yolk sac, dry off and fluff up as well as get nice strong legs. 

They also let all their brothers and sisters know that it is time to come out and join the world.

Now it’s time to celebrate!  Hatch day is your chick’s birthday so have fun with it!  You can throw a little party. Have a fun photo shoot. Take your chicks outside into the yard. Spend time bonding and even teach them tricks.  Yes – tricks! Birds are VERY smart! 

This is such a fun thing to do so share your experience on social media. Your friends and family will be very excited to see what you have been up to!

Don’t forget about that curriculum that you were working on.  Your newly hatched birds will be growing and changing daily. Make sure to document all that you are discovering and learning along the way.

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As you are getting closer to your baby chicks moving day, we invite you to prepare your children by looking into what family farming in your city or community looks like. 

Understanding how agriculture works in your area is pretty cool.  Did you know, that just outside most city limits there are numerous small, family farms? 

These farms provide many of the fruits, veggies, EGGS and other protein sources that you find at your local Farmer’s Markets. 

When you take part in a Nanny McCluckins Chick Hatching Experience you are helping local egg farmers feed their families…and maybe yours too!

It is your baby chick’s graduation to farm life! 

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It isn’t a time to be sad, although goodbyes can definitely be tough; but instead a time to be happy for them!

After you return them to us, we carefully transport them back to the farm that they were laid at. 

It’s where their mom and dad are as well as all their brother and sister birds.  It’s a place where they will be very well loved and looked after.

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139 Arbour Vista Road Northwest, Calgary

5.0 43 reviews

  • Avatar Gemma Salt ★★★★★ in the last week
    I think we can all agree that the last year has been challenging on all of us, and we can safely say that Nanny McCluckins has brought so much joy to our family. We have had four hatching experiences over the last 9 months and what a pleasure … More it has been. It has brought smiles to our faces from start to finish. The hatching process is so exciting and an excellent learning experience for the whole family. Snuggling the sweet babies is just the icing on top of the cake. The support you get throughout the experience is phenomenal and you never feel alone along the way. We highly recommend Nanny McCluckins and we will most definitely be taking part again. A huge thank you to K, M and D; you have brought so much joy to our home and we will never forget it!
  • Avatar karine b ★★★★★ in the last week
    Unbelievably amazing company. Cannot stress enough how well worth the chick hatching experiences are especially with young children. An amazing way to teach your kids and be able to involve friends and your close community to take part … More in seeing something grow and nurture. We did one round of chickens and ducks and wouldn't hesitate to do them again. All the staff is extremely responsive, kind and helpful with any concerns. Top notch.
  • Avatar Mary Shelford ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Hatching baby chicks was such an incredible experience. We have three children ages 4, 7, and 8 and they all were so excited for each stage of the hatching process. We all got to watch at least one chick fully hatch out of its egg and … More it was like witnessing a little miracle.
    Nanny McCluckins gives you everything you need to have success. And Kathy is quick to respond to any questions you may have along the way. We had 4 of our 5 baby chicks hatch and we all fell in love with chicks for the week we had them. The kids easily handled them, giving them a snuggle at every opportunity. I was worried my kids were going to be pretty upset saying goodbye but they all understood they had to go to their home at the farm and when we dropped them off there were bins of their other brothers and sisters so the kids were happy they were going to be with their families. I would highly recommend hatching chicks to any family, it will be a memorable experience for sure!
  • Avatar Jaycee Arbour ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    What an amazing experience! Everything was well planned and explained. And good support if a question came up. Very low maintenance in the early stages. Getting to see our sweet chicks hatch from eggs that we helped care for was unlike … More any other experience. We can’t wait to do this again and plan to make it a yearly affair!
  • Avatar Patricia Grell ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Nanny McCluckins Chick Hatching Experience was a fantastic experience for our family! Everything was very well organized -- from the well explained pick up and drop off instructions, to the provision of all required equipment, food, and … More bedding. The hatching calendar and comprehensive step by step instructions gave us the confidence we needed for our inaugural egg hatching experience. I will never forget the morning I woke up and heard the first of the chicks cheeping as they exited their shells! What a delight! This concrete learning experience was a highlight for our 13 year old who has been taking all his grade 7 classes online during the pandemic. Thank you Nanny McCluckins for this outstanding educational and inspiring experience!
  • Avatar Krista Williscroft ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    We really enjoyed our hatching experience. Nanny McCluckins makes the whole experience seamless. You receive everything you need to successfully hatch eggs. We hatched quails and 3 of our 7 eggs hatched. The birds were incredibly social … More and cuddly. Our young children (2 and 5 years old) enjoyed holding and playing with the birds. Highly recommended!
  • Avatar Morgan Silvernagle ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    We recently did our hatch and ended up with three of the sweetest little babies! The support we received, even with our many questions was top notch. We never waited more than an hour for a response. I would do this again and again, the … More squeals and excitement from our kids was worth it a million times over. On top of a perfect experience, these ladies are two of the nicest women I’ve met in a long time!