4-H News: 4-H Poultry Show & Sale

September 9, 2022

By Katie Martin -UT, Extension Agent – More and more consumers are wanting to know where their food comes from. The easiest way to know where your eggs are coming from is to raise chickens in your own backyard! Attend the Smith County 4-H Poultry Show and Sale that will take place on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at the Smith County Ag Center, and you will have the opportunity to enjoy fresh eggs every morning, plus you will be supporting hard-working 4-H members.

Each spring, Smith County 4-H members have the opportunity to become involved in the 4-H Chick Chain. This activity allows 4-H’ers to receive one-day-old baby chicks in late March. The 4-H’er is responsible for feeding and caring for the chicks throughout the spring and summer. Then, on September 27th, the 4-H’er will select their three best pullets and bring them to the Smith County 4-H Poultry Show and Sale. This year, nearly forty 4-H’ers participated in the Chick Chain project. We will have pens of Buff Orpington and Barred Rock hens for sale.

The judging of the pullets will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the auction to follow shortly after. All proceeds from the sale will go directly to the 4-H member to help with their expenses in raising the chicks.

We hope to see you at the Smith County Poultry Show and Sale on September 27th at 5:30 p.m. at the Smith County Ag Center!

The 4-H Youth Development Program delivers programs through cooperative efforts of the University of Tennessee, Tennessee State University, and public and private sector volunteers. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades 4-12, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. For further information concerning the many opportunities that 4-H has to offer the youth in Smith County, call Katie Martin at 615-735-2900.