Our Rent-a-Chick educational program teaches families about farm life by caring for two chicks; learning how to feed, water, exercise, and love on little critters that are completely dependent on them. In exchange your family is teaching the baby chicks how to interact with humans.
After our two week program the chicks are returned to the safety of our farm and grow into our pastured egg layer hens. Kids are encouraged to name their chicks and come back to check on them. In addition we give each family a certificate for a free dozen eggs which their chicks will begin to lay in the fall.
Our complete kit comes with:
- 2 adorable live chicks
- clear tote with breath through lid
- heating pad that is fire safe and won’t burn your children
- water dish
- food dish
- food for length of the program
- liners to help keep everything clean
- Chick health and safety class
- emails with activities sent during the program duration
- certificate for a FREE dozen eggs that your chicks will begin laying in the fall.
2019 program runs for 2 weeks, April 13-27th. At registration you MUST choose a pick up time and participate in a Chick Health and Safety class. Pick up times and classes are limited so don’t forget to register for a time that works best for your family.
Pick up location is at Barreras Family Farm, Blair NE.
Schools who register to participate may choose from having our farm hands drop chicks off on Friday April 12th or Monday April 15th with pick up on Friday April 26th or Monday April 29th. Our farm hands will teach your whole class the Chick Health and Safety lesson at time of drop off. We also have an informational flier you can print and send home with each student.
Registration fee for the program is $60.00. We also offer the option for you to rent an additional 2 chicks if you have multiple children and would like each of them to have their own.
Last year we had 100 families participate but this year we are limiting the program to only 60. Don’t miss out!
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