Coastal Plains Chicken Project
2020 Coastal Plains Chicken Project
Join us in raising and showing chickens! The Coastal Plains Chicken Project is an opportunity to learn how to raise chickens while learning showmanship skills and record-keeping requirements. This year, participants will choose between Red Sex-link (laying hens) or broilers (meat birds). The project is open to active 4-H’ers (ages 5-18) and high school FFA/agricultural education classes. To become enrolled in 4-H visit 4HOnline. An area agent will be in touch with you once you have completed the online enrollment. All first-time participants must attend an orientation training and a showmanship/project book training hosted by Cooperative Extension.
Important Project Dates:
Orientation:January 22, 2020
Layer chick pick-up: Beginning of February
Broiler chick pick-up: March 27, 2020
Showmanship clinic: March 29, 2020
Coastal Plains Chicken Show: May 7, 2020 (at the Lenoir County Livestock Arena)
Please complete the registration if you are interested in participating in the 2020 Coastal Plains Chicken Project. For more information, please contact Katie Carter (Livestock agent) at (252) 876-5606 or Sam Bennett (4-H agent) at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Jones County office (252) 448-9621.