Why Hatch at Home?
Watching a chick emerge from its shell is a miraculous experience that your kids will never forget.
But for many families, hatching isn't a possibility because they can't keep poultry. Even if they can keep backyard chickens or quail, researching and buying all the equipment needed to hatch chicks is time consuming and expensive. And then there's the problem of what to do with the roosters. That's why the Hatching at Home rental program was created!
With your 4-week rental, you get everything you need to incubate, hatch, house, and feed your chicks. And the best part? At the end of the rental you can return your chicks OR you can keep your chicks, free of charge. If you keep chicks, we'll take your roosters back to the farm as soon as they start crowing!
We include a step-by-step hatching guide with videos along with phone and text support throughout the program. In addition, we've created an amazing 4-week elementary-level hatching curriculum- and it's included with your rental! (Also available separately HERE)
We hatch year round and are ready to help you get started today!
How It Works
Hatch at Home Utah is a four-week program that gives you all the equipment and support you need to incubate, hatch, and care for your chicks during their first week of life. No experience in hatching? No problem! Our videos, guide, and on-call support will make it easy. Our program is available for families, teachers, and homeschool groups in the Utah and Salt Lake County Areas.
Your rental kits includes:
-fertile eggs (12 Japanese/Coturnix quail eggs)
-a nuture right 360 incubator, incubrite -egg candler, brooder box, warming plate, chick feeder, waterer, bedding, and feed
-a step-by-step hatching guide with videos
-elementary-level hatching curriculum
-phone/text support from Kelli
The four-week experience is $200. You can pick up your chick hatching rental kit at our Provo location. To extend your rental past the 4 weeks it is $25/week and based on availability.
At the end of the four-week rental, you'll return your kit to the homestead. You can keep your chicks, give them to a friend, or return them to the homestead with your kit. If you keep your chicks, any roosters you get can go back to the homestead at no cost!
Call Kelli 801-857-9451 to get started
Frequently Asked Questions
The Answers You Need
What's in the rental kit?
PDF hatching guide with videos
Nuture right 360 incubator with auto turner
12 Fertile Quail eggs
Candler (to see chicks in the egg!)
Brooder box (chick home)
Warming plate for chicks
Brooder box bedding
Feeder and waterer
Chick starter feed
And get phone/text support!
What if I'm farther than Utah or SLC county and want to participate?
EVERYONE within the state of Utah is welcome to participate in the program BUT it is important to note that if something should arise like a sick chick needs put down, I cannot be there to assist you. So long as you are comfortable dealing with the nature of real-life hatching experiences and are prepared for that possibility AND you are willing to commute to Provo for pickup and drop off of your rental kit you are welcomed to participate.
What happens each week?
Your Hatching at Home Guide will walk you through what to do each day and provides supplemental educational activities and resources. Here are the weekly highlights:
WEEK 1: Candle eggs, start incubating
WEEK 2: Candle eggs again to see developing chicks
WEEK 3: Watch your chicks hatch!
WEEK 4: Care for your chicks and watch them eat, drink, sleep & play
What do I do if I plan to keep my chicks?
If you want to keep your chicks, you will need to be prepared to care for them after you return your hatching rental kit. You need to get the following items:
a big box (a cardboard watermelon box from the grocery store or a plastic bin with high sides)
a warming plate or heating lamp to keep your chicks warm. Quail need heat until they are at least two weeks old.
a chick feeder and waterer
game bird chick starter (quail)
Can we choose what kind of eggs to hatch?
Yes. Feathered Knechtions has a few different varieties of Japanese (Coturnix) quail eggs. You can let us know which eggs you'd like to hatch. We do our best to accommodate your choices. However, we are at the mercy of our hens, our roosters, and mother nature, so some varieties might not be available at the time of your pickup.
I already have all of the equipment needed to hatch and care for chicks. Can I purchase the guide and curriculum separately?
Yes. Our extensive hatching guide and comprehensive curriculum is available to download for $25. You can learn more HERE
How do I get started?
Please contact Kelli Knecht for more information or to make your reservation. 801-857-9451. Program is set to launch November 1st 2022.
Our Store Policies
We founded Feathered Knechtions with one goal in mind: giving our customers a fair, rewarding and enjoyable shopping experience. We conduct business according to the same values, knowing that better service equals loyal customers. Our store policies are detailed below, please have a look and contact us if you want to learn more!
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In consideration of Feathered Knechtions LLC providing You this service, You specifically release and forever discharge Feathered Knechtions LLC from any and all liability or claims for injury, illness, death or loss of or damage to property which You may suffer while using these Goods and participating in its activity. This discharge specifically includes, but is not limited to, liability or claims for injury, illness, death or damage caused by the negligence of Feathered Knechtions LLC or its officers, agents, or employees. It is Your intent by the Waiver and Release Agreement to release the Company and hold it harmless from all liability for any such property loss or damage, personal injury or loss of life, whether caused by negligence or whether based upon breach of contract, breach of warranty, or any other legal theory. You express agreement with this policy by Your payment in and participation in this provided service.
These are the Terms and Conditions governing the use of this Service and the agreement that operates between You and Feathered Knechtions LLC. These Terms and Conditions set out the rights and obligations of all users regarding the use of the Hatch at Home Utah Service. Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on Your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms and Conditions which is finalized with Your purchase of the Hatch at Home Rental Kit. These Terms and Conditions apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use this service.
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Our Order Policies: Cancellation, Rescheduling, and Return Last updated: October 12, 2022
Thank you for your purchase with Feathered Knechtions LLC. If, for any reason, You are not completely satisfied with a purchase We invite You to review our Order policy on rescheduling, refunds, and returns. The following terms are applicable for Feathered Knechtions LLC’s Hatch at Home Utah program that You purchased from us.
Your Order Rescheduling and Cancellation Rights
You are entitled to reschedule Your Order Start Date, without any cancellation fees, up until 7 days prior to your scheduled Start Date without giving any reason for doing so. The deadline for cancelling an Order is prior to any payment received by Us confirming your Order. Once Your Order is confirmed, any cancellation of Your Order will be subject to a $75 cancelation fee. No refunds will be issued once Order Start Date has begun. In order to exercise Your right of reschedule or cancellation, You must inform Us 7 days prior to Your scheduled start date.
Hatching: We cannot guarantee that every egg will hatch as many variables come into play for a chick to successfully hatch. It is also typical for a chick or two to die within the first few days after hatching. We will not refund nor replace eggs that didn’t hatch or chicks that die. We will not reimburse nor otherwise authorize any veterinary costs incurred by You during the hatching process or keeping of chicks. Hatching Kit Rental:
Your Feathered Knechtions LLC Hatching Kit Rental includes all equipment necessary to hatch and keep chicks for up to 7 days from the date the first chick is hatched. You are responsible for, at your own expense, any additional equipment including feed that you may require during the hatching and 7 day keeping process. Chick Rental and Chick Rental Kit: Your Chick Rental Kit includes all equipment necessary to keep chicks for up to 7 days from the Start Date. You are responsible for, at your own expense, any additional equipment including feed that you may require during the 7 day rental. We do not guarantee that every chick will live through the 7 day rental. We will not refund nor replace chicks that die. We will not reimburse nor otherwise authorize any veterinary costs incurred by You during the rental period. You agree to contact us immediately should any chick die.
Your Order Return Requirements
You are required to return the entire chick rental kit by the provided Return Date as specified in Your Order. Late returns will be subject to a late fee of $100 per week (not prorated). You agree You will return the Goods in Your rental kit, in the same good condition as when received, ordinary wear and tear accepted, and to repair and replace lost or stolen, damaged or broken Goods or to reimburse Us for said Goods. You are responsible for returning the Goods to the same location you picked them up (unless alternative location is agreed on between parties prior to pickup). Keeping Chicks
If you plan to keep your chicks from the rental kit you are responsible for purchasing all the necessary equipment needed to properly care for the chicks and any incurring costs including veterinary care. You are solely responsible for complying with all local / county / community regulations regarding keeping quail on Your property.
If you have any questions regarding our policies and procedures please contact Feathered Knechtions LLC.
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Last updated: October 12, 2022
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