The Sevier County 4-H Poultry Show was held recently, at the Sevier County Fairgrounds, in Sevierville. The event highlighted the year for 4-H’ers participating, in the 4-H Chick Chain Project.
Olivia Browning, a Homeschool student, exhibited the grand Champion Pen of Pullets. Micki Werner, from Gatlinburg Pittman High School, exhibited the Reserve Champion Pen of Pullets. Hailey Carmicheal’s set of 4-H Poultry Project Records was selected as the county winner in the Project Records Division. Hailey is a student at Sevierville Middle School.
Other 4-H members exhibiting pullets included: Nicholas Boehl, Pittman Center Elementary School; Megan Oesch, Catons Chapel Elementary School and Karsen Sims, Gatlinburg Pittman High School. Each of these exhibitors received blue awards and $15.00 premium money for their pullet entries. Others participating in the Chick Chain Project this year included: Elijah Duncan, Boyds Creek Elementary School; Ashley Gibson, Seymour Intermediate School and Katie Ogle, Gatlinburg Pittman High School.
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 2013, 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.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.