2023 Coastal Plains Chicken Project Registration

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Are you ready to add a little excitement to your chicken coop?

Easter Egger - Chicken Breed

Easter Egger – Chicken Breed

The 2023 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 (Easter Eggers) 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, 2023) 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  – Onslow County Center. 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: December 30, 2022, to the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Carteret County Center. We will turn all of Carteret County’s registrations in at one time.

Orientation: January 19, 2023 – 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 23, 2023, 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:  May 9, 2023 – Lenoir County Livestock Arena,1791 NC-55, Kinston, NC 28504.

2023 Coastal Plains Chicken Project Registration