Local youth can participate in Chick Chain project
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The Chick Chain project has returned to Coosa County, and registration is now open for local youth to participate in this annual project.
Chick Chain is a young person’s chance to be a poultry farmer! Participants in the Chick Chain project will receive 10 pullets (young female chickens) to raise through the summer.
At the end of the project, the youth bring two pullets to a show and auction. Just like in farming, the seller (aka the 4-H member!) gets the auction proceeds, minus a small commission to the auctioneer. The 4-Her will keep the rest of his or her pullets for egg or meat production.
Coosa County 4-H is offering the following breed choices for this year’s project. Participants will choose two breeds to raise from this list: Rhode Island Red, Black Sexlink, White Leghorn.
The requirements for the project are to attend a monthly project meeting, raise the 10 pullets to the best of your ability and according to the project instructions, keep a Record Book about the project, and participate in the 2023 Chick Chain Show and Auction.
“Project meetings are designed to help our 4-H members acquire the necessary skills and information needed to be successful with their project,” said Janet Lovelady, 4-H Foundation Regional Extension agent for Coosa County. “They are a fun, interactive, hands-on learning experience for our 4-H members.”
A flyer with complete program details can be sent to you on request. Chick Chain participation is open to all youth ages 9–18 who live in or go to school in Coosa County.
For more information or to get the complete guidelines and registration form, call/text/email Janet Lovelady at 256-284-3572 or email@example.com.