The urban chicken-farming trend sent flocks of customers who might otherwise never have stepped foot in a feed store to the doors of Zamzows. But Zamzows has been a Treasure Valley staple for almost 80 years. For many homeowners, it's the place to get lawn products that are both pet- and planet-friendly. But for generations of valley kids, it was where they could check out the baby chickens. Housed beneath heat lamps, the chicks are guaranteed to draw a crowd of curious children who want to do nothing more than pet the chirping balls of fuzz. Alas, henpecking their parents never seems to work, and only the lucky few whose parents pick up a couple will ever actually get to play with the feathered babies. The rest will have to abide by the look, don't-touch policy.
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