Polk County 4-H members participate in Poultry Project

Posted 10/1/17

4-H members from Polk County have spent the summer caring for 12 baby chicks after submitting an application to participate in the 4-H Poultry Project.

The 4-H members were given 12 Black Star …

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Polk County 4-H members participate in Poultry Project

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4-H members from Polk County have spent the summer caring for 12 baby chicks after submitting an application to participate in the 4-H Poultry Project.

The 4-H members were given 12 Black Star chicks. 4-H Members agreed to provide care for the chicks and return three grown pullets to the 4-H Poultry Show and Sale which was held Sept. 16, at the show barn in Benton.

Seventeen 4-H members participated in the show, which was divided into three divisions. Showing in the Explorer Division were Kenzlie ballew, Anthony Bledsoe, Anna Ledford, Katie Mashburn, Mason Morgan, Kaleigh Price, Jed Pritchett and Addyson Trew.

4-H members in the Junior Division was Landon Allen, Derek Burgess, Kolton Casson, Kennedy Goforth, and Degan Price.

4-H members in the Junior High Division were Gabrielle Burger, Rose Collins, Chase hyatt, and Josh Mashburn.

Results of the show were as follows: Champion explorer and the Show’s Grand Champion pullets went to Addyson Trew of South Polk Elementary School.

Junior Champion went to Deagan Price from Chilhowee Middle School. The Junior High Champion and Reserve Champion of the Show went to Gabrielle Burger from Chilhowee Middle School.

After the show the pullets were sold at auction at an average price of $12.50 per pullet. This money will help provide the program to 4-H members next year.

Larry Mitchell served as the 4-H Poultry Show Judge and to Dudley Lawson auctioned the pullets.

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