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The Chicks are Here! 2016 Mobile County 4-H Chick Chain Project Begins

4-H students handling chicks

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 was the day 55 4-H members, their families and the 4-H staff had been looking forward to for months. It was chick arrival day for this year’s Mobile County Chick Chain project. The Chick Chain project provides a fun opportunity for young people ages 9-18 to learn to produce healthy chickens, develop an awareness of business management, develop record keeping skills, contribute to their home food supply, and realize the pride of accomplishment.

These 4-H members will spend the next five months engaged in care and learning about their chickens, responsible flock management, and more. They will share their project with the community on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Greater Gulf State Fair when they participate in the Mobile County 4-H Chick Chain Show. At this show they will bring their best two pullets to show and sale. For more information about the Chick project or other 4-H clubs and activities contact Sarah Butterworth, 4-H Foundation Regional Extension Agent for Mobile County.