4-H Embryology Summer Fun Program

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A newly hatched chick near half an egg shell

If you’re interested in learning more about poultry and the incubation process, then please join us for this year’s 4-H Embryology Summer Fun program!

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Over a four-week period, youth will have the opportunity to walk through the Experiments in Poultry Science 4-H curriculum.

While it’s not necessary to incubate eggs for this program, up to fifty youth can secure an incubator and hatching eggs in order to have a more hands-on experience.


  • Importance of Handwashing
  • Warming Up the Eggs
  • Building an Eggs-Ray Viewer
  • Playing Peek-a-Boo with Embryos
  • Eggsploring the Egg
  • Pick a Chick
  • Building a Home “Tweet” Home
  • Chicken Time on the Farm
  • Eggsploring Careers
  • Caring and Handling
  • Counting the Chicks
  • Chick Check-in
  • Vaccinations

PLEASE NOTE: Incubating eggs requires turning the eggs at least three times a day for 18 days. Please take these requirements into consideration before selecting this option. Incubators will be returned at the end of the program.

Register online via Eventbrite

If you are unable to register online, please contact Victoria Brewer, Chatham County 4-H Extension Agent, at 919.545.8303.