Wednesday, March 13, 2013

4-H Chick Chain Project

The Winston County 4-H program is offering youth the opportunity to take part in the 4-H Chick Chain project.  The purpose of the 4-H Chick Chain project is to teach 4-H’ers the basics of caring for poultry, personal responsibility, and basic recordkeeping skills.  In the 4-H Chick Chain project, young people purchase 24 one day old chicks, grow them out for approximately 18 weeks, and then bring five of the pullets to the Winston County 4-H Chick Chain Show and Auction.  4-H’ers may choose three of five breeds available.  Breeds available are Rhode Island Reds, Barred Plymouth Rock, Buff Minorca, Black Australorps, and Americauna.  The cost of the chicks is $50.00.  At the Chick Chain Show, the entries will be judged and auctioned.  4-H’ers keep the proceeds of the auction and they often get back all of their initial $50 investment.   Any young person ages 9 to 19 in Winston County or adjoining area is eligible, and they do not have to have been previously enrolled in 4-H.  Participants must register by Thursday, March 28, 2013, with the Winston County Extension Office.  Please contact the Winston County Extension office for more information and a registration form at 205 489-5376. 
  4-H’er holds pullets that she raised in the 4-H Chick Chain Project.

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