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Chick Days coming to Purina store near you

Backyard chicken farming growing in popularity; Chick Days cater to new growers.

“Stop by our store to pick up chicks.”

Baby chickens will soon be arriving at Purina stores nationwide with Chick Days events set for February through May.

Purina Chick Days have become a mainstay on chicken enthusiasts’ calendars, says Kristin Horvath, backyard flock associate marketing manager with Purina Animal Nutrition. Local retailers offer educational sessions, host family-friendly activities and walk through the steps of starting a flock.

“Backyard chickens are surging in popularity in both urban and rural communities,” Horvath says. “Spend some time with a backyard flock and there’s no surprise why. Chicks grow to produce farm fresh eggs, and they are easy to take care of. They’re friendly and funny and can quickly become a part of the family. Local Purina Chick Days are created to share forward this joy.”

Highlights of 2017 Purina Chick Days events include:

  • Hands-on Education: Local experts are set to offer how-to tips that walk through the chicken-raising journey. Many locations will also host in-depth seminars for experienced flock raisers.
  • Family Fun: Along with the opportunity to see chicks firsthand, many Purina retailers host chicken-themed games and contests during their local Purina Chick Days. Past activities have included: craft corners, coloring pages, crowing contests, chicken fashion shows and in-store scavenger hunts.
  • Nationwide contest: Every chick is unique, but only one can be crowned “The cutest chick in America.” During Purina Chick Days, Purina will host a nationwide photo contest on Purina Poultry Facebook to find the country’s most adorable chick. To enter, fans can simply visit their local event, snap a photo with their new bird/s and enter on Facebook. Entrants will then compete to win fun poultry prizes and a year’s supply of chicken feed.

To find a Purina Chick Days event near you and to learn tips for starting a backyard flock, visit http://www.PurinaChickDays.com or connect with other flock raisers on Facebook or Pinterest.

Source: Purina Animal Nutrition LLC

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