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Project CHICK: Chickens Hatching in Classrooms

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Students learn about bird life cycles while helping to preserve the endangered Dominique chicken breed. A farm educator visits the classroom with everything needed to incubate a clutch of eggs, sets up the equipment, and engages students in a hands-on presentation about Dominique chickens and eggs. Twenty-one days later, as students observe, the chicks hatch. Baby chicks are returned to the farm, where a few weeks later students visit them and learn about free-range chickens on one of the oldest farms in Rhode Island.

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Please Note: The 2016-2017 lottery is closed and all slots are full. To be added to a waiting list, please contact Casey Farm at the contact information below.

One-hour classroom visit, two-hour field trip, three weeks of incubation

Grades pre-K - 12


  • $150 for in-school program (classroom and auditorium programs available)
  • $8 per student for field trip.
  • Combine a Project CHICK Field Trip with one of our other programs and enjoy a full day at Casey Farm with your own picnic lunch for only $12 a student.

(maximum 100 students per field trip)

Also available: Do you have your own incubator and hatch out eggs, but would love to have a way to start the program off with a bang? Or are you in charge of after-school or library programming for children and looking for something a bit different? A farm educator presents a slide show on chicken development and behavior. This is followed by a hands-on display of various bird eggs and a visit from one of the farm's Dominique chickens, a rare breed we are actively conserving.

Weekdays and Saturdays, Spring only

One hour

Grades K - 8

Classroom, auditorium, or library program available.
Cost: $100 per program
         $75 for library program



Type of Program:
Field Trips, Programs to Go

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Telephone:(401) 295-1030

Project CHICK: Chickens Hatching in Classrooms