2024 4-H Chick Chain

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The 4-​H Chick Chain project allows 4th-12th grade 4-H’ers to gain skills in responsibility and management by raising baby chicks into layer hens.

The Chick Chain project is for 4-H members who have a place to raise and care for chickens at their home. Participating 4-H’ers must purchase either 12 or 24 baby chicks to raise. By purchasing chicks through Chick Chain, the 4-H’er is also agreeing to exhibit and sell at least 3 hens at the 4-H Chick Chain Show and Sale in the fall. The money from the sale of the birds will be given directly to the 4-H’er from the buyer.

Barred Rock and Rhode Island Red are the breeds available to purchase this year. 4-H’ers may purchase 12 chicks of one breed for $40 or 24 chicks for $80. If ordering 24 chicks, 4-H’ers may order 24 of one breed or 12 of each breed.

Click here to download this year’s informational brochure and registration form.

For more information about the 4-H Chick Chain program, contact Rachel Petty at 615-735-2900 or email rpetty@utk.edu.    ​

Chick Chain orders are due to the Smith County UT Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2024.

Please bring or mail your and payment to:

UT Extension Smith County

125 Gordonsville Highway, Suite 300

Carthage, TN 37030

You can find more information about Growing Blue Ribbon Pullets in this UT Extension publication.

Barred Rock
Rhode Island Red Hen
Rhode Island Red