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Ducks and other birds, including LINKS to other resources
Incubation and hatching
Eggs for eating too
Candling Eggs a tutorial on incubation, embryology and candling eggs with drawings, photos & video
Rabbits This is a link to Mink Hollow Rabbitry

School Hatching Program
IMPORTANT NOTE: This section is for reference ONLY. We no longer provide hatching eggs.
*Before you get your eggs
*Hatching Handbook
*Count Down
*Checklist (updated 2009)

For Teachers (support materials)
Activities (for various age groups)

Farm Photo Album
(farm pics & more)

Mink Hollow Media Site

<hi> Contact the Farm: school [dot] program [at] minkhollow [dot] ca </hi>


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What's New for 2009

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Please Note that our prices have gone up substantially for second and subsequent kits.

Check the Price List

This is officially our 20th year of providing hatching kits to schools. We got our first birds in 1988, and we provided our first hatching 'kit' to a teacher friend of a friend in 1989. Although we have tried to keep the number of local kits at a fairly constant level, our connections on the web have been growing steadily since we went online in 2001.

If you've been here before you may have noticed we have a whole new look. We are using a CMS (content management system) so that hopefully it will be easier to keep things up to date. We also have a new look for the photo album. It isn't a true wiki because we are not allowing people to change the website, but we still welcome ideas, contributions, and anything else you care to share to help make this site more useful to you. In the mean time, enjoy!

As the shift of so many pages to the new format is bound to cause some problems - please let me know of any broken links, mistakes, or any other problems. Also, if there is something you especially want to see us provide, please let us know!

As I am working off the farm 5 days a week this year, my time is very limited so we won't be able to add much in the way of new content.


ArrowSadly, we lost our wonderful duck guardian, Scanner the Great Pyrenees this past August. We will miss her dearly. We still have Arrow (also a Pyr) to keep our birds safe, and this year we added a new puppy who will likely be ready to work at Arrow's side by fall.

RubicMeet Seya-Rubic. She is a Sarplaninac. It is a rare breed that originates from the areas now known as Serbia and Macedonia. Although we can no longer permit people inside the duck yards, if you ask, we will be happy to bring her out to meet you when you come to pick up your eggs.

Places Our Ducks Have Been

Other places we've been can be found here


Reference pages usually have links to specific pages in this website as well as links to other resources on the web.

They are organized by category: The Hatching Program, For Teachers, All About Ducks, Incubation, and Eggs. There may some resources listed on multiple pages because they deal with more than one thing. If you come across any resources you find particularly useful, feel free to let us know.

The University of Nebraska 4H Extension is at it again…. they are now on YouTube where they have placed some of their famous Egg-Cam videos. We have linked to some of them on our ducks page.

Other Resources


The Activities page has been made accessible from the main navigation bar (at left). New activities will be added as time allows.

For Fun / Extras / Photos

I have moved my entire photo album to a separate part of the website. The pictures are all up, with many new ones, but the captions will take a little while to include, so please be patient.

All of the clipart, borders and backgrounds can now be found as part of the photo album; check under Resources.

We have over 400 new photos for 2009. This year we will have over 2,000 photos in the gallery.

Rabbit Stuff

The University of Nebraska 4H Extension is at it again…. they are now on YouTube with informative short videos about rabbit showmanship and care. We have linked to some of them on our rabbit page.

Vocabulary / Language Arts

In the Works.......

Kids Main Page Kid's Section For Kids to Explore on their own or with others.
Word Puzzles More Ways to Use the Word List [interactive!]
Duck and Goose Anatomy Can you name the parts of a duck? “Outside of a dog, books are man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.”(Mark Twain) Ever wondered what a duck looks like on the inside?
Candling Duck Eggs Pictures of Duclking Eggs at various stages of development - both viable and non-viable.
Duck Embryo Development An illustrated Guide
A Duck Hatches Movie of a duckling hatching.
More Activities Crafts, Science, Games, …
Genetics Expanded information on coat colour genetics in rabbits (should be suitable for high school level biology)
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