LS: Economy, local food movement make chicks popular purchase

Kacey Collins, 14, of Meeker stretches to reach the baby chick she wants at Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply after the store received a shipment of 700 on a recent Sunday. Within a few hours, 400 had already been sold.



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Kacey Collins, 14, of Meeker stretches to reach the baby chick she wants at Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply after the store received a shipment of 700 on a recent Sunday. Within a few hours, 400 had already been sold.

Nick Shaffer cradled two chicks in his arms like newborn babies. Nick, 8, has raised chicks for several years in a heated shed behind his family’s Redlands home. “We got them…




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