2019 Important Dates & Project Timeline (click on this link for Important Information)
What is the 4-H Chick Chain Project?
The 4-H Chick Chain Project teaches you how to raise and care for chickens using research-based methods and practices.
How does the 4-H Chick Chain Project work?
- Purchase or hatch your own chicks from March 1-31, 2019. The number you choose to purchase or hatch is up to you. We recommend that you have at least three chicks.
- Chicks must be chosen from one of the following breeds:
▪ Barred Rock
▪ Jersey Giant
▪ Rhode Island Red
- Register for the 4-H Chick Chain Project through your 4-H member profile: http://florida.4honline.com.
- You will raise and care for your chicks over about 21 weeks before the final event.
- You’ll also attend a showmanship and poultry knowledge workshop.
- At the end of the project, you’ll exhibit your two best pullets in the 4-H Chick Chain Show, Showmanship and Skill-a-thon contest.
- You will also participate in showmanship with a bird of your choice or one that we provide.
Who Can Join?
The 4-H Chick Chain project is open to new and returning 4-H members. The 4-H Chicken Champs Club meets monthly to practice showmanship and learn the basics of poultry production. Membership in Chicken Champs is recommended but not required. 4-H membership is required to participate in the Chicken Champs project.
Project Details Including Project Books
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