Monday Apr 06 2009 comments 4,000 chicks and counting. By: Auburn Journal photography by Ben Furtado -A +A Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalAlong with chicks and ducklings, Echo Valley Ranch also carry baby turkeys which are primarily used to raise and eat. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalWith over 4,000 chicks sold between February and April, employees at Echo Valley Ranch have fun with their very own chick-ology, playing off the words like chick-cessories, chick-static and chick-normous. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalSophie Obregon reaches in to find the chick of her choice at Echo Valley Ranch. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalManger of Echo Valley Feed Penny Coey holds baby ducklings, which are also available at the store. According to Coey, customers like to purchase both female, left, and male, right, to continue having ducklings. Ducks also make good pets on property with ponds. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalPamela Harris, right and Sophie Obregon will be boosting their egg supply at their Meadow Vista home by purchasing baby chicks at Echo Valley Ranch Monday morning. Harris holds a Welsummer chick under the heat lamp, which produce large burgundy colored eggs while Sophie holds Silver Seabright chicks, which produce smaller brown eggs. Chicks are sold for only $2.50 each.