2022 Tri-County Chick to Chicken and Small Animal Programs

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Tri County Chick to Chicken Program flyer

Tri-County Chick to Chicken Program

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 six month program, youth receive two chicks and raise them until the final event of showing them in the Avery County Fair and WNC Mountain State 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: April 5th, April 26th, June 7th, June 28th and August 2nd. There will be a mock show on August 30th at 6:00 p.m. at the Avery County Fair Grounds. The show will take place at the Avery County Fair on September 7th 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 5-7 will show their chickens and be asked questions, but will not be judged. The age categories are as follows: Group 1- Ages 5-7, Group 2- Ages 8-12, Group 3- Ages 13-15, Group 4- Ages 14-18.

The cost of participating in the program is a $50 deposit, due at the April 5th meeting. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive all of their deposit back.

There will be an interest meeting on March 1st at 5:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Spruce Pine (15 Hemlock Ave, Spruce Pine, NC 28777). Chicks will be given to participants at the mandatory chick adoption workshop on April 26th @ 5:30 p.m.

All workshops will take place at Riverside Park in Spruce Pine (305 Tappan Street, Spruce Pine, NC 28777).

If you missed the interest meeting, but would still like to participate, please contact Jordan English to sign up! The deadline to register is April 5th!

How do I sign up for the Chick to Chicken Program?

To sign up for the program, complete the google form registration linked below.

https://forms.gle/WzqSBddRuzBboBAq9

If you have any questions, please contact Jordan English at 828-682-1872 or jordan_english@ncsu.edu
4-H Tri-County Small Animal Program flyer

Tri-County Small Animal Program

Does your child love animals but you don’t have a large area for them at your home? If so, the Tri-County Small Animal Program is an excellent opportunity for youth to learn more about raising, caring for, and showing rabbits and/or guinea pigs through a hands-on experience!

In this six month program, youth will get a rabbit or guinea pig and raise them until the final event of showing them in the Avery County Fair and WNC Mountain State Fair. During the program, youth will attend one workshop per month where they will bring their animal 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: April 7th, May 5th, June 9th, June 30th and August 4th. There will be a mock show on September 1st at 6:00 p.m. at the Avery County Fair Grounds. The show will take place at the Avery County Fair on September 7th at 7:00 p.m. At the conclusion of the program, participants can either auction off their animal 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 5-7 will show their animal and be asked questions, but will not be judged. The age categories are as follows: Group 1- Ages 5-7, Group 2- Ages 8-12, Group 3- Ages 13-15, Group 4- Ages 14-18.

The cost of participating in the program is a $50 deposit, due at the April 7th meeting. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive all of their deposit back.

There will be an interest meeting on March 3rd 5:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Spruce Pine (15 Hemlock Ave, Spruce Pine, NC 28777).

All workshops will take place at Riverside Park in Spruce Pine (305 Tappan Street, Spruce Pine, NC 28777). If interested, please contact Jordan English at 828-682-1872 or jordan_english@ncsu.edu

If you missed the interest meeting, but would still like to participate, please contact Jordan English to sign up! The deadline to register is April 7th!

How do I sign up for the Small Animal Program?

To sign up for the program, complete the google form registration linked below.

https://forms.gle/avEMZQeYJyk6Vp7t5

If you have any questions, please contact Jordan English at 828-682-1872 or jordan_english@ncsu.edu