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Chick Chain

Rhode Island Red chicken
Rhode Island Red

Black Australorp Chicken

Save the date! The 2021 Smith County 4-H Poultry Show & Sale will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. at the Smith County Ag Center. Auction to follow.

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. 4-H members who sign a contract for this project will receive a minimum of 12 two-day-old chicks to raise in the spring. The cost is $3 per bird. Three quality pullets will be returned to the County Poultry Show and Sale this fall. 

Rhode Island Red and Australorp are the breeds available to purchase this year. You must purchase at least 7 of a breed.       

For more information contact Katie Martin at 615-735-2900 or email her at kclark54@utk.edu.   ​

The deadline to order chicks is Monday, February 1, 2021.

Please bring or mail your registration form 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.

Watch this video to hear Mrs. Katie explain all about the 2021 4-H Chick Chain!