The Sevier County 4-H Poultry Show was held recently at the Sevier County Fairgrounds in Sevierville, Tenn. The event highlighted the year for 4-H’ers participating in the 4-H Chick Chain Project.
Joseph Widner, Seymour High School, exhibited the Grand Champion Pen of Pullets.
Andrew Spinosa, Sevierville Intermediate School, exhibited the Reserve Champion Pen and also received the award for Best Set of 4-H Poultry Records.
Hannah Allen of Catons Chapel, Hailey Carmichael of Sevier County High School and Shelby Carmichael of Sevierville Middle School also had entries in the show. Each 4-H member exhibiting pullets received $15.00 premium money.
Other 4-H members participating in the Chick Chain this year included: Dawson Phillips of Pi Beta Phi; Cordell Rivera of Sevierville Middle School and Jeffrey Newman of New Center.
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. Orders for the Chick Chain participants for 2016 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, 865-453-3695.