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Mobile County 2017 Chick Chain Project

Mobile County 4-H is excited to open registration for our 2017 Chick Chain project!

The 4-H Chick Chain project is a wonderful project designed to teach 4-H members management practices for growing and raising chickens. Participation in the 4-H Chick Chain project will help youth …

  • Develop poultry management skills
  • Learn to produce healthy chickens
  • Develop an awareness for business management
  • Develop record keeping skills (income and expenses)
  • Realize the pride of accomplishment

The Mobile County 4-H Chick Chain project is open to all Mobile County youth ages 9-18.  Each child will receive six one day old chicks during the week of May 22, 2017. Participates have many opportunity to learn during the project at monthly learning meetings and additional trainings.  On Saturday, October 28, 2017, 4-H members will bring two chicks to the 4-H Chick Chain Show and Auction at the 2017 Greater Gulf State Fair.  They will keep the remaining 4 chickens.

  • Registration fee is $25 and everyone that participates in the show and sale at the Greater Gulf State Fair will receive a minimum of $25.

All interested youth should…

  • Turn in a completed 2017 Chick Chain Registration Form and fee by April 8, 2017 to the Mobile County 4-H Office.
  • Attend a mandatory informational meeting with an adult  at the Jon Archer Ag Center on May 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

This year’s Mobile County project breeds are Buff Orpington, Ameraucana, and Speckled Sussex.  You can learn more about these breeds here.

For more information, contact Sarah Butterworth, 4-H Foundation Regional Extension Agent for Mobile County.

2017 Alabama 4-H Summer Camp for Mobile County Youth

Campfire, Canoeing, Rocketry, Archery and the Giant Swing are just a few of the adventures that 9-14 yr. old campers from Mobile county are able to enjoy while at Alabama 4-H Camp from June 21-23, 2017.  The cost for camp and transportation to and from camp is $130 per child. You may pay in full or make a $25 deposit to hold your spot by Feb 24, 2017 with balance due April 24, 2017.

The Mobile County 4-H office is hosting a camp information meeting for interested families who would like to learn more details.  Please join us at the meeting on Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 6pm at the Jon Archer Ag Center (1070 Schillinger Rd N, Mobile 36608) to learn more and reserve your child’s spot.

You can see some of the opportunities Alabama 4-H Camp has to offer on the 4-H Camp brochure or 4-H Camp website.

For more information or to sign your child up for camp please contact Sarah Butterworth, Mobile County 4-H Foundation Regional Extension Agent.

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.