Jumbo and Large Brown Eggs Available Now. Get Yours Today! Call us at 1-414-553-3555!
A wonderful opportunity for children & adults to learn how precious new life is, the joyful responsibilities of caring for a baby chick, and an appreciation for where nourishing food comes from.
Stop by Crimson Acres Family Farm to pick up your chicks from our family.
Spend three weeks with these amazing chicks. Watch them run, hear them peep, and let them cuddle up for a nap in your hands.
After three weeks, your chicks will be big enough to return to the farm. Drop them off following the rental to allow them to live out their life on Crimson Acres.
This educational program teaches families about farm life by caring for two/four chicks by:
learning how to feed, water, exercise, and love on little critters that are completely dependent on them.
After the three weeks, the chicks are returned to the safety of our farm and grow into our pastured egg laying hens. Kids are encouraged to name their chicks. In addition, Crimson Acres will give each family a certificate for a free dozen eggs which their chicks will begin to lay in the fall time period.
What do I need?
Your chick’s box, bedding, food, and food/water dispensers are all provided. If you notice your chicks huddling together and staying close to their heat source, then they’re not warm enough. On the other hand, if they’re staying toward the outside of their box and keeping away from one another, they are likely too warm, so adjust your lamp accordingly by placing it closer or further away from the chicks.
Where should I keep my chick?
Chicks should be kept indoors, in a warm, safe area where they won’t escape. It’s also best to keep them somewhere where they will be easy to catch.
What if I run out of food?
If you run out of food, corn meal, cornflakes, or any other plain, crushed up cereal will do.
What if my chick dies?
While it is a sad reality that not all of our chicks make it through the weeks, this experience can be used as an opportunity to teach kids about the dignity of life. You won’t be responsible for returning the chick—please bury it or dispose of it with respect in your yard. If a remaining chick seems distressed at being left alone, we suggest putting a small stuffed animal in their box to comfort them.
How do I keep everything clean?
While you don’t need to worry about keeping everything spotless, we suggest pouring the chick’s water into a toilet or shower rather than a kitchen or bathroom sink in order to avoid bacteria. In addition, always remember to wash your hands after handling animals.
Can I take my chick outside?
Outings to enclosed, grassy areas are encouraged! However, please make sure your chick remains warm and supervised.
What happens to my chick after chick hosting?
Chicks return to the farm and begin their lives in the pasture as part of our poultry and egg program.
Can I still do chick rentals if I have other pets?
We encourage you to think about your particular pet’s personality—if you think your dog or cat can behave well with the temptation of chicks in the house, then other pets shouldn’t be a problem. Make sure your chicks are in a place where they can feel safe without giving other animals the opportunity to get too curious about them.
$70.00 for Two Baby Chicks
$90.00 for Four Baby Chicks
1st Fall Offering Date: 10/1/2022
1st Winter Offering Date: 11/12/2022
2nd Winter Offering Date: 12/17/2022
SPECIAL DATES for TEACHERS/PTO
For more information or to reserve your chicks today, contact Crimson Acres at 414-553-3555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicks are available in limited quantities. Crimson Acres reserves the right to pick/assign chicks to each brooding box.
Reserve yours today!
Chicks will be available for pickup at Crimson Acres in Caledonia, Wisconsin from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Drop Off Times will be from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm 3 weeks from date of pickup.
Delivery is may be possible for an additional fee.