2022 Coastal Plains Chicken Project Registration Is Open

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Silver-laced Wyandotte

Silver-laced Wyandotte

Are you ready to learn more about chickens?

The 2022 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 (Silver-Laced Wyandotte) 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, 2022) and middle and high school FFA/agricultural education classes.

Each bird cost $5 and there is a minimum order of 2 birds of the same breed. Checks can be made out to N.C. Cooperative Extension of Onslow County. Registration forms are attached below.

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:

Registration and Payment Due: January 11, 2022, to the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Carteret County office. We will turn all of Carteret County’s registrations in at one time.

Orientation: January 20, 2022 – CMAST for first-time Carteret County participants

Anticipated Layer Chick pick-up: 2nd week of February – Parents will be notified when chicks will be available for pick up.

Anticipated Broiler chick pick-up: mid-March – Parents will be notified when chicks will be available for pick up.

Showmanship workshop: TBA

Poultry Project Record Books: Submit completed books by 5 p.m. on April 15, 2022, to your County Extension agent. Youth who do not turn-in books by the deadline will not be eligible for premiums/prizes.

Coastal Plains Chicken Show:  April 26, 2022 – Lenoir County Livestock Arena,1791 NC-55, Kinston, NC 28504.

2022 CP Chicken Project Registration