Submitted by Katie Martin – Smith County Extension Agent: 

How long has it been since you’ve had a fresh egg? No, I don’t mean an egg in a carton with an expiration date that hasn’t been reached yet. I mean an egg that was laid in, say, the past two or three days. If you taste such an egg, you’ll readily distinguish the difference between it and what you can buy at the grocery stores.

One of the most enjoyable reasons to have chickens is the regular supply of delicious farm fresh eggs. Attend the Smith County 4-H Poultry Show and Sale that will take place on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at the Smith County Ag Center and you will have the opportunity to enjoy fresh eggs every morning!

Each spring, 4-H members of Smith County 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.  Then, on September 25th, the 4-H’er will select their three best pullets and bring them to the County 4-H Poultry Show and Sale.  This year we will have pens of Barred Rock, Red Star, and Black Star hens for sale.  

The judging of the pullets will begin at 6:00 p.m..  The auction will 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 25th at 6:00 p.m. at the Smith County Ag Center.  For further information, contact Katie Martin at (615)735-2900.

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 (615)735-2900.