Coastal Plains Chicken Project
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Register for the 2024 Coastal Plains Chicken Project!
Please note: Registration and payments are due by December 31, 2023.
Click the following link for the Registration Form: INSERT LINK HERE
2024 Coastal Plains Chicken Project Flyer will be here
What is the 2024 Coastal Plains Chicken Project?
First you pre-order chicks from us. Prior to getting your chicks, you will need to attend a brief orientation that goes over keeping chickens and specifics about the project. Depending on whether you get laying hen or broiler chicks, you will pick them up either the beginning of February or the beginning of March (more information to follow). Take your birds home and the fun begins!
Throughout the project, youth will have a project book that they need to fill out about how they are taking care of their birds. We will offer a chicken showmanship class as well, generally at the beginning of April.
The 2024 Coastal Plains Chicken Show will be on May 9th, 2024, at the Lenoir County Livestock Arena. Youth will have the opportunity to show their birds in two classes to conclude the project. If you have laying hens, you get to take your birds home and continue to care for them and wait for fresh eggs! If you have broilers, you will leave them with us at the show and they will be donated to local food banks!
Any questions about the Coastal Plains Chicken Project can be directed to the Craven County 4-H Agent, Ashley Brooks at 252-633-1477 or firstname.lastname@example.org. to the Craven-Jones-Pamlico County Livestock Agent, Brooke Zeleny at 252-633-1477 or email@example.com
Can We Choose the Type of Chicks We Receive?
Participants can either order broilers (which are meat birds) or laying hens. Birds are $5 each and participants must order a minimum of 2 birds of the same breed.
The laying hen breed selected this year is the Easter Egger. The laying hens will go home with the youth after the show and are theirs to keep! These hens will usually start laying fresh eggs around 6 months of age.
The broilers will be left with us after the show on May 9th. They will then go to their new homes at local food banks.
What is Required for My Youth to Participate?
- Registration and payment need to be turned in to your county before December 31, 2022.
- Youth need to be enrolled in 4-H by registering on 4-H Online. Youth will need to register in 4-H Online in January 2024.
Any questions about Craven County 4-H or 4-H Online can be directed to Ashley Brooks at 252-633-1477 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources for Participation
Original article text by Abbigail Barber, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Lenoir County Center.