Participants take a pair of baby chicks home to care for and then return to the farm after a couple weeks.
Every spring Willow Haven orders hundreds of day old chicks which we raise for broilers and laying hens.
These cute and fluffy chicks will be available to those who want to experience watching chicks grow and develop, which they do very quickly.
Over the course of the two weeks, each will grow from fist-sized to about four times as large, and from down-covered to mostly feathered. Some may even be ready to practice flying when the 14 days are over.
You may keep them as long as you like but two weeks is normal. If you keep them past 4 weeks you will need to buy their feed from us. But be warned: A full-grown hen might weigh 7 pounds, while a rooster could reach 9 pounds. Most opt to bring them back since a lot of neighborhoods or community organizations don’t allow for full-time farm animals. There is no additional charge if a bird dies in your custody.
Get on our list for next spring
Availability:Reservations Open March 6 for Easter 2023.
When: pick up begins the Wednesday before Easter.
Where: Birds must be picked up at the farm, 7686 Herber Rd, New Tripoli, PA and returned to the farm thereafter.
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