2023 Tri-County Chick to Chicken Program

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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 chicks and raise them until the final events 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 4th, April 18th, May 2nd, June 6th, and August 1st.

There will be a mock show on August 29th at 6:00 p.m. at the Avery County Fair Grounds. The show will take place at the Avery County Fair on September 6th at 6:00 p.m. A final program celebration will take place on September 12th. At the conclusion of the program, participants can either auction off their chickens, 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: Ages 5-7, Ages 8-12, Ages 13-15, and Ages 14-18.

The cost of participating in the program is $50, due at the April 4th meeting.

There will be an interest meeting on March 7th at 5:30 p.m. at Yancey County Cooperative Extension Office . Chicks will be given to participants at the mandatory chick adoption workshop on April 18th @ 5:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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