2022: The Hatching Club is currently suspended.

Unfortunately, due to both the restrictions of bird flu in the UK, the global pandemic and lockdown here in Italy, I am not able to get hatching eggs at this time. So with regret I have to suspend the Hatching Club for the foreseeable future as a large part of the course teaches through live demonstrations. 

Hopefully it will be possible later in the year.

So bookmark this page and come back later in the year for details, or join my newsletter where you'll get details before everyone else!

Raising Happy Chickens - The Hatching Club.

Your step-by-step guide to a perfect hatch!

Take a look at these common incubation problems. Do any of them sound familiar?

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You're thinking of hatching eggs but not sure where to start.

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You're worried you might kill off all the chicks before the eggs even hatch.

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You'd like to know more about what happens inside the egg.

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You're a teacher and want to show your pupils the magic of incubation - and you need to get it right!

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Join my "Hatching Club" - you'll love it (and learn at the same time!).

Want to know more? Watch the video!

My 2019 hatching club provides unique access to my step-by-step incubating and hatching course.

This popular course has existed for five years and been successfully completed by over three thousand people just like you. I am a step-chicken-momma to thousands of healthy chicks, worldwide!

It's now an updated, more detailed online course called "Hatching Club".

Part of the other benefits of the club will be optional membership of an incubating and hatching group, where subscribers can help each other with incubation issues, and where I will be present from time to time.

The updated course will require a subscription to join. My less detailed information about hatching will still be available for free, here.

In this step-by-step course, you'll discover :

  • Which incubation equipment you really need - without breaking the bank.
  • What words like 'candling' mean and when you should and shouldn't do it.
  • How eggs develop on every single day of incubation.
  • When and why moving the egg could kill the chick.

In videos, pictures and text you'll learn :

  • How to choose the best eggs for hatching.
  • How to see the chick developing - without disturbing it.
  • Exactly what you're seeing when you look at the egg from the outside in.
An incubated chicken egg, showing the developing blood supply.
  • When and how the process of hatching happens.
  • What's normal, what's not, and how to deal with problems.
  • What to do with your chicks after they've hatched.

There will also be an opportunity to
use my unique images...

Every year, I receive requests - often from teachers - to use my "chick-in-egg" series. This is a group of 21 hand-drawn images showing the chick's development in the egg at every day of incubation.

I had these images specially commissioned, and I hold the exclusive copyright.

There are no others like them anywhere - unless, of course, they have been stolen...

The incubated egg at day 8 - copyrighted version.You will have the opportunity to buy these images under licence.

In my re-designed course, there will be an opportunity to buy this series under licence. This will give purchasers the opportunity to download the images for legal use in the classroom and beyond. 

It's an unique opportunity to access a pack of detailed images of a chick's development, day by day.

In the meantime...

While you're waiting for the Hatching Club to open, you'll get some emails from me which will cover the basics you need to know before you start incubating your chicken eggs.

They will cover...

1.  Before you start : Making sure you know the law about back yard chickens; how to tell if your family is ready; what hatching's really like - the real story.

2.  It's all about the chickens : Deciding on the right breed of chicken for your family.

3.  No - it's all about the eggs! : Where to buy; choosing and storing to achieve the best hatch.

Don't miss out!

Not quite ready yet? Save this to Pinterest for later!

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If you're planning to incubate and hatch your own chicks at some point, but you're not quite ready yet, please feel free to save this image to your Pinterest board.

That way, you can come back here when you are ready.

I'll look forward to seeing you!

Link to Raising Happy Chickens home page.