Purina Chick Days
Families all around have fallen in love with candid, backyard birds - baby chickens. These backyard birds – and how to start a flock – will be a theme of local Purina® Chick Days events nationwide.
Kristin Horvath, backyard flock associate marketing manager with Purina Animal Nutrition, explains that annual Purina® Chick Days have become a mainstay on chicken enthusiasts’ calendars. 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.”
At Purina® Chick Days families can participate in a variety of events that are hands-on and family fun. Local experts are set to offer how-to tips that walk through the chicken raising journey - from the your first baby chick to your first egg happy dance. Many locations will also host in-depth seminars for experienced flock raisers.
Families can expect to not only see chicks firsthand, but many Purina retailers will host chicken-themed games and contests. Past activities have included: craft corners, coloring pages, crowing contests, chicken fashion shows and in-store scavenger hunts.
But the fun doesn't stop there! 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 www.PurinaChickDays.com or connect with other flock raisers on Facebook or Pinterest.
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