Box of 28 Baby Chicks Left Outside Pet Store

A store employee says he found the flock in a taped-up cardboard box

Saturday, Dec 28, 2013  |  Updated 3:22 PM EDT
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Box of 28 Baby Chicks Left Outside Pet Store

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Someone left a box of 28 baby chicks outside a Long Island pet store.
 
Newsday reports that the chicks are being cared for at a veterinarian's office in Valley Stream. But employees at the vet's office say they don't know where the birds are headed next.
 
The chicks were discovered Friday afternoon outside Petland Discounts in Hempstead.

A store employee says he found the flock in a taped-up cardboard box.
 
The chicks were taken to the vet's office later Friday. Employees there had to run out for chicken feed.
 
Veterinarian Jennifer Emmerich says the chicks will grow quickly and will need new homes.
 

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