Chicks & Hens
Better for you products, services and events.
Our journey began in early 2010 simply as Basic Baby. We struggled to find a place to go with questions and concerns about our new family. So with a small investment and 2 boxes of product, we hit the streets, talking to anyone that would listen. We knew we had something special, we just didn't know how special.
In Spring 2011 we bought a small brick and mortar, moving from our attic storage and minivan store front. Within a few short months and no marketing, we realized that the 500 sq ft space was too small. In November 2011 we opened at our local mall, our new home for 3 years. With over 1500 sq feet of store front and 500 sq feet of classroom space, we were one of the largest natural family store in the area.
In 2013 we decided to take our adventure to another level, adding the Bluebird line of products and Forever Baby Expo. Bluebird is our own brand of cotton goods & accessories - the best in the industry if you ask us. Forever Baby Expo is our flagship expo, bringing together nearly 100 local businesses, all catering to new & expecting families. An annual event held every spring, we see over 3000 attendees from all over the Upstate NY region.
In mid 2014, we made the decision to separate the retail segment of our business from our parent company, Basic Baby Inc, forming "Chicks & Hens" a boutique. We offer the same level of service, same quality products, with a new face.
The Fall of 2016 started our newest journey, bringing our passions full circle and the creation of “Small Farm & Homestead”. This full service event brings toegether experts and vendors in the fields most important to your family and your homestead. From gardening to food preservation to animal husbandry and of course business support. The creation of this portion of our business also completes Chicks & Hens final transformation into more than just a family business - offering products and services for the entire homestead.
The growth of our online business and event planning services prompted us to move away from the brick and mortar retail store, transitioning to an online only retailer with a larger selection of goods. Whether you are looking for your family, home or farm, we have the best items & information out there for you.
Thank you for visiting our little shop, we hope that you leave Chicks & Hens feeling empowered.