Coastal Farm & Ranch is giving away 6,000 baby chicks across its dozen Northwest stores starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 29.
Locally, 500 baby chicks will be given away in Gresham at the Coastal store at 2865 N.E. Hogan Drive.
This is an opportunity for hands-on learning by kids, said Coastal Farm & Ranch owner Buzz Wheeler. With the help of their parents, kids can raise and take care of a baby chick, feed it and watch it grow because of their hard work.
"We're excited about spring and there's nothing cuter than a bunch of baby chicks running around. Kids love them, he added.
While the chick is free, Coastal requires the purchase 25-pounds of chick starter, which should feed the chick for about six weeks. There is a limit of five chicks per household.