Escondido, CA

Hawthorne Country Store celebrates 16th annual Chick Day Saturday

Escondido is flocking with excitement over Hawthorne Country Store’s 16th Annual Chick Day event that will be held on Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. This annual celebration and country market is the largest in Southern California with over 100 varieties of baby poultry available at one time.

As egg prices go up and the slow food movement continues to gain ground in Southern California, home flocks continue to expand in the hearts and yards of Southern Californians in both rural and urban areas. Hawthorne Country Store’s Chick Day expects another record-breaking year on March 2, as hundreds of attendees come out early for a first chance at the unique chick breeds the event offers.

“More and more families are finding that chickens are pets that come with great benefits, such as producing protein, creating fertilizer, and recycling waste,” said Heather Thelen, owner of Hawthorne Country Store. “We are excited to bring this unique event to Escondido for another successful year!”

The Chick Day event will be held at the family-owned and -operated Hawthorne Country Store at 675 W. Grand Ave., Escondido. The event attracts hundreds of attendees that are looking for different types of chicks to breed.

Hawthorne Country Store is committed to education. With each event, the store aims to educate guests on trends and popular issues in the homesteading space. Throughout 2019, they will host a series of complimentary, informational classes. For more information and to RSVP, visit 

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