Peyton Boles of Mobile came to St. Elmo Feed & Seed Store for Breakfast with the Babies February 6, and went home with his own baby chick. Peyton attended the annual event with his grandparents, Mike and Dee Boles.
The Breakfast is an annual event to which dozens of area farmers and those who raise chicks for fun come out to make their choices, have a doughnut and coffee and chat with their neighbors and fellow chicken lovers, as well as members of the Mobile Bay Area Backyard Chicken Club and store owners Madelyn and Fred Leonard and Tracy McCarter.
St. Elmo Feed & Seed has been selling chicks, ducks, geese, guineas, bantams and turkeys for more than a decade, and usually sells around 3,000 babies per season.
McCarter said the south Mobile County store is one of the few state-licensed poultry dealers on the Gulf Coast. All their poultry comes from a U.S. Pullorium Typhoid Clean hatchery, she said.
New shipments arrive every Friday through mid-April, and consists of both common and exotic chickens. Call 957-2177 for more information.