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4-H chick chain project begins

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:18 am

The time has come again to start the 4-H Poultry Chain Project activity.

This project is open to fourth through 12th graders in Lincoln County.

The purpose of this activity is to give 4-H’ers the opportunity and experience to learn about the care of chickens and to raise baby chicks for layers or broilers. Four-H’ers can have fun taking care of their chickens, and other family members will enjoy the good tasting and nutritious food they produce.

This activity will help each 4-H’er to develop poultry management skills, produce healthy chickens, develop an awareness for business management through keeping records of costs and income contribute to the home food supply and to realize the pride of accomplishment they have achieved.

Four-H members can receive 25 or 12 pullets. The chicks are two-days-old when they arrive.

There will be a show in September for the chick chain birds.

For more information about the chick chain project, please call Lincoln County 4-H of the University of Tennessee Extension Service at 433-1582.