Chick Days event is Sunday at Tractor Supply Co.

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By The Staff

As national economic and environmental concerns continue to make headlines, more American families are taking control of what they put on the dinner table. While reducing the strain on the family budget, they’re also sourcing food locally to gain peace of mind by knowing their food’s origination and how it was produced.

In rural and suburban areas alike, backyard chickens are gaining in popularity for the eggs they produce.

Tractor Supply’s Chick Days event returns to area stores Sunday.

A flock of 15 hens will produce about a dozen eggs per day during their peak. Chickens will also provide fresh fertilizer, fresh material for composting and insect control.

Once planning is complete, new poultry pioneers can purchase chicks at their local Tractor Supply Co. store during Chick Days, which runs through April 25.

Visit TractorSupply.com/ChickDays for information.