BONITA SPRINGS — A group of Immokalee seniors enjoyed a day on the town complete with lunch and shopping in Bonita Springs. After a leisurely feast at Rodizio Grill, a Brazilian steakhouse, the group went to Rural King to shop.
The store features a variety of goods geared toward country living such as livestock feed, farm equipment, agricultural parts, lawn mowers, workwear, fashion clothing, housewares and toys. But the main event for some of these shoppers was the live chicks.
A meandering line of yellow painted bird tracks led to a group of steel tubs filled with an array of newborn chickens and turkeys. The cacophony of the chirping chicks could be heard long before the babies, who were kept warm by lights above each tub, could be seen.
Maxine Tucker Perez and Mark Jock brought home four Light Brahma and Rhode Island Red chickens and two broad breasted white turkeys. In four to six months, the birds will be full sized. Dolores Jumper bought six Rhode Island Red chickens for her granddaughter Bebeyanna Quianes to raise.
“I had them when I was a girl, but these will be BB’s first,” Jumper said.