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Fla. Farm Allows Families To Rent Easter Chicks

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Newborn Chicks (Source: FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Newborn Chicks (Source: FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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CANAVERAL GROVES (AP) — A Florida farms is letting families enjoy baby chicks for Easter without the long-term commitment.

For $25 Hise Farms will rent a pair of fluffy chicks along with 2 pounds of feed, a cardboard coop and the care instructions for two weeks.

After two weeks, renters must return the birds to the farm.

Farm owner Mary Hise says the chicks grow a lot in two weeks and the rental program is a fun and educational way for kids to experience nature.

Hise anticipates renting at least 100 pairs of baby chicks this Easter season.

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