Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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 March 29 and 30 and April 12 and 13. Advance reservations are required. The cost is $25 per pair and a $10 deposit is required.
The Rent a Chick program is part of Legare Farms Education Foundation, a non profit foundation dedicated to helping education 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. The farm will give each family care instructions for the chicks. The farm also provides enough food for the two weeks and the box for the chicks to live in. This is a good learning opportunity for children while taking care of the chicks. This is the eighth year Legare Farms has rented chicks. Many families rent chicks year after year. Teachers also rent chicks for their classrooms to give the students the experience. The children are given a coupon for a dozen eggs for when their chicks begin laying. Linda Legare Berry said “This is a wonderful learning opportunity for children without the long term commitment of keeping chickens after they aren’t cute anymore.”
For more information you may go to www.legarefarms.com or call Legare Farms at 843-559-0788 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Chicks must be reserved in advance.