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- Grade Levels 4th - 12th
- Curriculum: Livestock & Responsibility
- Tennessee Curriculum Educational SPI's Addressed: 91% (10 of 11)
Classification, Safety, Facilities, Nutrition, Traits, Parts, Health, Management, Growth

 

Advancement level(s): County
Project / Activity month(s): March - September
 
 
2017 Hamilton County 4-H
Chick Chain Mandatory Orientation
 
Monday April 24, 2017
OR
Friday April 28, 2017
 
 UT / TSU Extension-Hamilton County Office
Check in at 5:30 pm
  

Promotion for Chick Chain starts in January with deadline in late February. Students will have an option to raise 12 baby chicks during the months from March to September. Chicks are ordered in March and will arrive at the Hamilton County Extension office shortly after they are ordered. Parents and participants are expected to pick up the chicks and also go through our mandatory free orientation. In September the 4-H youth participants will bring three of their best chickens to the County Fair for possible monetary awards & ribbons from the youth open poultry show. Participants get to keep the other 9 chickens. The monetary bids from the 4-H Chick Chain auction will go to each 4-H youth that brought three chickens back to the county fair. There is an initial cost in purchasing the chicks, however if three of the chicks are brought back to the Hamilton County Fair in September then the initial purchase cost is refunded. The project is for youth ages 9-19 from beginner to experienced small livestock caretakers. Participants and their parent(s) / guardian(s) are required to attend a free poultry orientation meeting hosted by UT Extension - Hamilton County satff regarding step by step information on how to care for the chickens. Participants will be responsible for providing cage, feed,  and heat lamp for their chicks. If chickens will reside in a subdivision, please be sure to check with your local division management regarding small livestock on property.

 

 Other Projects, Activities, and Programs  

  
Activity or Project
Grades
 
Activity or Project
 
Grades
4th – 12th
 
Honor Club
6th – 12th
All Stars
9th – 12th
 
6th – 12th 
All Star Conference
9th – 12th
 
4th – 6th
4th – 12th
 
6th – 8th
4th – 8th
 
4th – 12th
4th – 6th
 
4th – 8th
Electric Camp
6th - 7th
 
6th – 12th
4th – 12th
 
9th – 12th
Hippology
4th – 12th
 
 
 
 
  
 
For more information contact: 
 
 
Keith Bridges
UTK Evaluation & Staff Development
4-H Youth Development
KBridges8@utk.edu
 
UT & TSU Extension - Hamilton County
6183 Adamson Circle
Chattanooga, TN 37416 - 3648
Phone (423) 855-6113
Fax (423) 855-6115
 

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2017 Chick Chain Registration Forms
 
 

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