It’s time for our 4th Annual Southeast Alabama Chick Chain Project! This year students from 8 Alabama Counties and 6 Florida Counties will come together to test their wings in a poultry science project and make a little money at the same time!
Each 4-H’er will pay a $50 deposit, and will receive 5 chicks from 2 breeds for a total of 10 chicks. Participants will then raise the chicks for approximately 20 weeks. Each 4-H’er will bring their 3 best birds from the same breed to a show and auction on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The show will be comprised of both showmanship classes as well as judging the individual chicken pens.
Throughout the course of this project, 4-H’ers will not only be responsible for taking care of their birds, but also keeping records on expenses, profits, and production practices. Workshops and meetings on everything from poultry production, fundraising, and showmanship will be held during the project’s duration to insure participants are prepared and educated on how to successfully complete their poultry science project.
If you are interested in participating in this year’s Chick Chain Project, or for more information, please contact Katelyn Ellis, 4-H Foundation Agent, at the Coffee County Extension Office, 334-894-5596.
You can fine the registration form here: 2016 Registration Form
To look at breed descriptions, click here: Breed Description