Urban West 4-H Embryology Program

  • March 27, 2023 - April 28, 2023
  • All pick-ups and drop-offs will be held at the following locations:• Clay County: 1901 NE 48th St, Kansas City, MO 64118• Jackson County: 501 N Dodgion St, Independence, MO 64050-Platte County: 11724 Plaza Circle, Suite 300, Kansas City, MO 64153
    105 East 5th Street, Suite 200
    Kansas City, 64106 directions to this event
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The Urban West (Jackson, Platte, and Clay County) 4-H Embryology Program gives students the opportunity to learn the life cycle of chicks by hatching them in the classroom. Students will care for pre-incubated chickens by monitoring an incubator, maintaining optimal incubation stages and caring for the chicks after incubation— all during a two-week period. This program is a first come, first-served basis, so be sure to register early to secure your spot in the program.


There are two sessions this calendar year:

  1. Session 1: March 27- April 6
    Registration deadline: February 27, 2023
  2. Session 2: April 17- April 28
    Registration deadline: March 17, 2023


The Urban Region West 4-H Embryology program has a limited number of incubators to rent for an extra fee of $15.00 each. The cost for the incubator and pre-incubated eggs will be $55.00, if incubator is not rented then the fee is $40.00 per dozen pre-incubated eggs. Chick feed maybe purchased for an extra fee. Eggs/incubator are to be picked up by educator at the MU Extension Office (three locations available) on March 27 or April 17 depending on the session selected. We also provide bags of feed for $3.00 per bag.

Reservations without payment will be placed at the bottom of the list. Please check your school calendar before enrolling for any conflicts. A confirmation email will be sent to registrants two (2) weeks prior to the session start date.

Register at: v2.4honline.com.  


  1. Jackson County: Joshua Shinn at [email protected]
  2. Platte County: Laura Evans at [email protected]
  3. Clay County: Shianna Burgett at [email protected]


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