Welcome to the Westchester County 4-H Incubation and Embryology Project. In previous years, we hatched chicks in classrooms all over our county, in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan, too. If you would like to be put on the mailing list, call our office at 914-285-4620.
Our 4-H Coordinator who provided the I&E program has recently retired, and we are experiencing a temporary staff shortage. As a result, we regret to say that we will not be able to do the I&E program this year, but do plan to resume the I&E program next year. We thank you for your past participation and we look forward to working with you in the future to implement this excellent program enjoyed by so many youngsters.
2019 4-H INCUBATION AND EMBRYOLOGY CLASSROOM PROJECT AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION 4-H OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY
Cornell University Cooperative Extension will be offering the opportunity to hatch chicken or duck eggs in the classroom as one of our 4-H STEM projects. The 4-H Incubation and Embryology Project is an observational science project that offers classroom teachers the opportunity to satisfy STEM goals, encourage observations, develop critical thinking, and use Language Arts skills to create newsletters. “Learning to learn” is basic to this project.
This program is designed to provide youth with life cycle knowledge about the chicken's egg, its sequence of embryonic development and the incredible nature of birds.
Daily care and handling of a dependent chick is presented as an important part of this project. Requirements for growth and health of the chick include providing warmth and cleanliness.Students can make comparisons with their own requirements for growth, health and safety. A habitat in a box!
HELPFUL HINTS FOR HATCHERS!
4H Embryology Project from Penn State:
Egg Camera from University of Nebraska: Watch them hatch, good candling videos, photos of non-viable eggs at different days during incubation, photos of hatchlings and adults.
University of Florida Incubation and Embryology- tutorials, lessons, even a song!
Chickscope . This is biological imaging and more from University of Illinois Extension:
Visit the 4-H Virtual Farm to visit several types of farms and hear what farmers have to say.
For great photos from Great Britain
American Egg Board lessons plan
New York State 4-H Poultry Site
National Agriculture in the Classroom --Search the states by grade level, subject and topic.
Last updated February 19, 2020