Sign up for the 2020 Coastal Plains Chicken Project

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Are you ready to learn more about chickens?

The 2020 Coastal Plains Chicken Project is an opportunity for 4-H’ers to learn how to raise chickens while learning showmanship and record-keeping skills. Participants have the opportunity to choose between layers (Red Sex-link) or broilers (meat birds). Those who raise broilers must return all birds to Extension staff at the end of the show. All layers may be kept. The project is open to active 4-H’ers (ages 5-18 as of January 1, 2020) and middle and high school FFA/agricultural education classes.

All first-time participants must attend an orientation and a showmanship/project record book training. Schools should schedule a time for training with Extension staff.

This is a multi-county project so dates may vary from county to county.

Important Project Dates:

Participation commitment and estimated quota due: December 20, 2019 – Email

Registration and Payment Due: January 3, 2020 – Send directly to the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Onslow County office, 4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville, NC 28540.

Orientation: January 28, 2020 – CMAST for first-time Carteret County participants

Layer Chick pick-up: Beginning of February – Parents will be notified when chicks will be available for pick up.

Broiler chick pick-up: March 27, 2020 – Broilers will be available for pick up at The Barnyard, 844 Roberts Road, Newport at 2:00 p.m. Anyone needing to pick up broilers from the N.C. Cooperative Extension Office will need to meet Coleman at the office at 3:30 p.m.

Showmanship workshop: April 2, 2020 – Fort Benjamin Park,100 McQueen Ave, Newport, NC. This workshop is for first-time Carteret County participants ONLY.

Coastal Plains Chicken Show:  May 7, 2020 – Lenoir County Livestock Arena,1791 NC-55, Kinston, NC 28504.

2020 CP Chicken Project Registration