2020 Coastal Plains Chicken Project

— Written By Amanda Crompton

2020 Coastal Plains Chicken Project

Are you a youth interested in raising and showing chickens? The Coastal Plains Chicken Project is an opportunity to learn how to raise chickens while learning showmanship skills and record-keeping requirements. This year, participants will chose between Red Sex-link (laying hens) or broilers (meat birds). The project is open to active 4-Hers (ages 5-18) and high school FFA/agricultural education classes.

To become enrolled in 4-H visit 4HOnline. An area agent will be in touch with you once you have completed the online enrollment.

All first-time participants must attend an orientation training and a showmanship/project book training hosted by Cooperative Extension. 

Important Project Dates:

Orientation:  January 22, 2020

Chick pick-up: Beginning of February 

Broiler chick pick-up:  March 27, 2020

Showmanship clinic:  March 29, 2020

Coastal Plains Chicken Show:  May 7, 2020 (at the Lenoir County Livestock Arena)

Please complete the registration if you are interested in participating in the 2020 Coastal Plains Chicken Project.

2020 CP Chicken Project Registration

For more information, please contact Melissa Huffman (Livestock agent) or Dawn Stallings (4-H agent) at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Onslow County office 910-455-5873.

Chicken Project flyer

Chicken Project 2019