4-H Tri-County Chick to Chicken Program

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Does your child enjoy working with animals? If so, the Tri-County Chick to Chicken Program is an excellent opportunity for youth to learn more about raising and showing chickens through a hands-on experience!

In this four month program, youth receive two chicks and raise them until the final event of showing them in the Avery County Fair. During the program, youth will attend one workshop per month where they will bring their chickens and work with them, learning how to care for and show them. The workshops take place at 5:30 p.m. on the following dates: May 18th, June 15th, July 20th, August 17th. There will be a mock show on August 31st at 6:00 p.m. at the Avery County Fair Grounds. The show will take place at the Avery County Fair on September 8th at 6:00 p.m. At the conclusion of the program, participants can either auction off their chickens at the Avery County Fair, or keep them.

Youth will be placed into age categories where they will be showing/competing against each other in their same age category. Youth ages 5-8 will show their chickens and be asked questions, but will not be judged. The age categories are as follows: Group 1- Ages 5-8, Group 2- Ages 9-12, Group 3- Ages 13-15, Group 4- Ages 14-18.

There will be a mandatory orientation meeting on Tuesday, May 11th at 5:30 p.m. Chicks will be given to participants at the mandatory chick adoption workshop on Wednesday, May 18th @ 5:30 p.m.

The interest meeting and all workshops will take place at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Spruce Pine.

If interested, please contact Jordan English at 828-682-1872 or jordan_english@ncsu.edu