Though St. Elmo Feed & Seed owners Fred and Madelyn Leonard have retired, their daughter Tracy McCarter, continues the annual "Breakfast with the Babies," this year on Friday, February 6, 7:30 a.m.
The store 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.
But it's this annual "Breakfast with the Babies" that gives folks a chance to pick their chicks and visit with other chicken owners, both new and veteran. The breakfast has become a community event that everyone looks forward to with pleasure. For more information, call McCarter at 251-957-2177 or visit St. Elmo Feed & Seed website.
In the photo above, Curtiss Ann and Jim Matlock of Theodore were among those who enjoyed Breakfast with the Babies at St. Elmo Feed & Seed a couple of years ago.
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