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Poultry chain program starting

By submitted, 02/22/17 3:39 PM

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HOPE – It is time to start planning for your 2017 4-H Poultry Chain Program.

This year we are able to stay with the brown egg layer, the Hyline Brown. These are large bodied, docile birds and are fantastic egg producers. The fee for this project will again be $25 per participant. Each project order will receive up to 20 birds. Hyline males will be available for order, with a maximum of five males per one set of hens. The males will be $.50 cents each.

  • Target delivery date to Lonoke (all birds will be distributed from this location) Tuesday
  • Poultry chain orders through Hempstead County Office are due by Wed., March 1st
  • All youth participants and an adult parent/guardian will be required to attend an education seminar/workshop in their county on poultry welfare, husbandry and biosecurity.
  • Please remember, this project is for the benefit and education of our youth and is not to provide birds for personal gain/profits. Only 4-H youth are allowed to order birds (one set per 4-H member). If you have questions regarding the online registration or the program, feel free to give us a call or send an email.

There will be a poultry division at the Hempstead County Fair. For more information, contact the Hempstead County Extension office AT 400 S. Washington, Suite 105 or by calling 870-777-5571.

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