Taylor Banks, a student at New Center School, exhibited the grand Champion Pen of Pullets. Blake Huff from Kings Academy, exhibited the Reserve Champion Pen of Pullets. Taylor's set of 4-H Poultry Project Records was selected as the county winner.
Other 4-H members exhibiting pullets included: Asa Crawford & Ira Crawford – Seymour High School. Each of these exhibitors received blue awards and $10.00 premium money for their pullet entries. Others participating in the Chick Chain Project this year included: Austin Marshall- Catons Chapel and Amanda Rose – Jones Cove.
The Chick Chain is one of several livestock opportunities available to 4-H members, in Sevier County. 4-H Livestock projects help young people develop responsibility, a valuable life skill that adds to the potential for adult success. The Chick Chain gives young people the opportunity to purchase and raise 25 baby chicks for laying hens. The project begins, in March and culminates in September, with the county show, where 4-H members enter a pen of three hens. Pens are judged on growth and egg laying quality. Order for the Chick Chain participants, for 2010, will begin in January. If you need more information, about the 4-H Chick Chain Project, please contact Glenn K Turner, at the University of Tennessee Extension, at 453-3695.