Are you a youth in grades 3rd through 12th and interested in showing chickens at the upcoming East Texas Poultry Festival? The Shelby County 4-H Poultry project will be perfect you.
Showing Broilers through 4-H can lead to many rewards that can include an increased appreciation of the poultry industry, leadership skills, and scholarships.
Sound interesting? If so, now is the time to place your order for chicks for the Shelby County Broiler Show. A pen of 30 chicks are ordered and purchased for $30. Show rules and paperwork may be picked-up at the Extension office at 200 San Augustine Street, #7 (Shelby County Courthouse Annex Building). All orders are due no later than July 31st and are payable by check or money order only. Tentative date for pick-up of show chickens is the week of August 21, 2017.
If you have questions about participating in the 4-H Poultry project or learning what is involved in showing and raising chickens as a 4-H member, give Lane Dunn, Shelby County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources a call at 936-598-7744 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.