Ducklings – 2 workshops (British Columbia)

An effortless project!

Easter is on its way. It’s the season of eggs, but not only chocolate ones. We mean real eggs! Dazzle the kids, and yourself, with this great project where you have the chance to witness the birth of adorable baby ducklings. This turnkey project includes the delivery of fertilized eggs, incubators, brooders, feed and bedding, training in the use of the equipment and returning the birds to the farm. The hardest part is having to say goodbye to these adorable offsprings…

Different options:

First option: project (2 visits)

1) Diversity in the animal kingdom (60 min)

The 2nd and 3rd visit can be made on the same day – conditions apply on delivery

2) Duckling workshop (60 min):

Workshop explaining the birth, with training on the use of equipment and care of the eggs (one week) and babies (one week). Growth observation sheet provided.

3) Delivery of 6 eggs, litter, food, an automated incubator and chicken coop (for a period of 15 days):

You have the choice of using your own incubators and brooders or renting our equipment.

4) Returning the ducklings to the farm and/or equipment:

Provide a large cardboard box to transport the ducklings.

Objectives at the elementary level:

  • Classify living things according to their kingdom.
  • List animals according to their class (mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians).
  • Explain the different diets (carnivorous, herbivorous and omnivorous).
  • Describe the physical characteristics that demonstrate an animal’s adaptation to its habitat.
  • Describe the role of the male duck and female duck in reproduction.
  • Describe the fertilization stages that will be reproduced in classroom (incubator).
  • Describe the development of the embryo (oviparous).
  • Record the development of each duckling on the notecards given for this purpose.
  • Present the tasks and conditions to follow to increase the chances of survival for the ducklings.

Our needs

  • Provide storage space for the brooder, incubator and litter.
  • Access to electrical outlets is required.
  • A large cardboard box with wood chips is needed for returning the ducklings.
  • 5 teams must be created before the science animator arrives.

Important information

  • The project is carried out over a period of two weeks.
  • Profaqua is in charge of delivery of eggs, 0.9m3 cube of litter, 1.5 kg of food and returning the ducklings to the farm.

Additional charges

  • The equipment must be clean before the animator arrives on the scheduled day; otherwise, a fee of $50 plus taxes will be charged.
  • Travel costs (minimum $ 25) based on distance apply.
  • The equipment rental fees of $60/week, for a minimum of two weeks are included.
  • In 60-minute workshops, if there are more than 5 groups on schedule, the workshops will be spread over more than one day and the transportation costs will have to be adjusted accordingly.
  • Additional fees will be charged if there is a delay of more than 90 minutes between two workshops.


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