Chicks Borrowed from Perdue for a Photo Shoot Won’t Go Back

Baby Chicks Wagon

“I have twin 18-month-old sons and we recently did a spring photo shoot with a local photographer. She was using baby chicks with our children. Being an animal person I asked what would become of the chicks once the shoot was over. She said she’d borrowed them from the chicken company, Perdue Farms, in Maryland, and was giving them back. Ouch! I could not live with that answer - I had to save them. Since I couldn’t keep the chicks myself, I called United Poultry Concerns, who put me in touch with a wonderful lady who said she would welcome the chicks on her small farm for the rest of their lives.

“I want my sons to grow up respecting animals. We had the chicks for two days before they went to live in their new home with Shirley Martin and John Strand in Virginia. During that time my boys spent hours playing with the chicks and were very gentle with them. They even went for a wagon ride together. We were sad to see them go, but happy knowing they’re being cared for by kind people who will not kill them for someone’s dinner.” – Debbie Kellogg, Snow Hill, Maryland, April 9, 2010

Baby Chicks
Photos: Debbie Kellogg