Hatching soon!


Our baby chicks will soon be hatching! See the eggs in the incubator starting April 17, and watch for the white leghorn chicks to hatch in early May.

Visit the Kids & Teens department to:

  • Observe the eggs
  • Meet the baby chicks
  • Participate with activities in the WouldShop
  • Attend the Mini-Scientist Academy event on April 21
  • Learn more about incubation, eggs, and chickens

IPPL is pleased to partner with the Darien Dragons 4H Club for this exciting and educational incubation project.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long does it take a chicken egg to hatch?
A: It takes 21 days for a chicken egg to hatch.

Q: What do you call a baby chicken?
A: A baby chicken is called a chick. It can also be called a pullet (young hen) or a cockerel (young rooster).

Q: What do you call a group of chickens?
A: A group of chickens is called a flock. A group of baby chicks is called a clutch or a peep. A group of hens is called a brood.

Q: Can I hold the baby chicks?
A: To keep the baby chicks healthy and safe, we will not be holding the chicks at this time.

Q: Can we name the baby chicks?
A: Some of the eggs already have names given to them by the Darien Dragons 4H Club, but we will gladly accept your ideas for names.

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