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Baby Chicks In Time For Spring

Staff Report for Island Eye News

Legare Farms’ Rent-A-Chick program is coming back in March. (Photo courtesy

Legare Farms is now taking reservations for its annual Rent-A-Chick program. Let your child experience the wonders of life by renting two baby chicks for two weeks. At the end of the two weeks, the chicks are returned to the farm to live with the other chickens in the farm’s flock. Chicks are available for pick up Mar. 16 – 17 and Mar. 30 – 31. Advance reservations are required. The cost is $25 per pair. The Rent-A-Chick program is part of Legare Farms Education Foundation, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to helping educate the people of the South Carolina Lowcountry about the importance of agriculture in our lives and history.

The Foundation strives to teach these lessons about farm life while entertaining and providing a “hands on” farm experience. Each family is given care instructions for the chicks including how to hold them. The farm also provides enough food for the two weeks and the box for the chicks to live in. This is a great learning opportunity for children. This is the 12th year Legare Farms has rented chicks.

Many families rent chicks year after year. Teachers also rent chicks for their classrooms to share the experience with their students. Families who participate are given a coupon for a dozen eggs for when their chicks begin laying. Linda Legare Berry said, “This continues to be a wonderful program for families and teachers to let the children have the experience of caring for the chicks.”

To reserve your chicks go to rent-a-chick or call Legare Farms at 843.559.0788. Chicks must be reserved in advance.

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