February 6, 2014
To: Past 4-H Pullet Project Participants and
Youth interested in joining the 4-H Pullet Project
From: Steve Hucks, Pullet Project Coordinator
Subject: 2014 4-H Pullet Project
It's that time of year again, the time to sign up for the 2014 4-H Pullet Project!! Spring is just
around the corner and the days will be getting warmer! With that in mind, you know you want to join
the fun of raising chickens, either for the first time or as a veteran chicken grower!
Year after year this has proven to be our most popular animal project. It is suitable for youth of
all ages and is very rewarding.
As a part of your satisfactory completion of the project, you are asked to:
return five (5) pullets (if you raise 25) or (3) pullets (if you raise 12) for the Fall Pullet Auction,
complete a 4-H Record Book (ages 9-19) or a 4-H Cloverbud Scrapbook (ages 5-8) on your project,
show one (1) of the tested pullets, at a Showmanship Show, prior to the auction in November of
Upon completion of the above requirements, deposits will be returned to participants in full. It's
like getting chickens for free !!! Enclosed is a copy of the 4-H Pullet Contract for you to review
and discuss with your parents. Again this year, we will have several Pullet Showmanship Clinics
available to train you in how to show your pullets.
In an effort to better the Pullet Project for the participants, there are two big changes this
For the 2014 Project year we will be initiating a points system to track successes in the
project. Upon completion of the project in November, the 4-Hers with the top three point totals
will be eligible for prizes from our sponsors. These are in addition to premiums paid at shows. A
detailed explanation of the points system, as well as available prizes, will be included with your
record book packet.
Also, this year, we will have our very own website that you will be able access at any time
for valuable resources.
If you would like to participate, you will need to complete the Pullet Project Contract and pay
your deposit by March 14, 2014. The chicks will be ordered in March, and should arrive by mid to
late April. The chicks will only be a day or two old when you receive them, so you will need to
prepare a safe, warm brood area to care for them until they grow a little.
If you have questions or need more information, call your local Extension Office at:
Kershaw County: Stacy Goff (803) 622-2749.
Please make all deposit checks out to Clemson University, and mail them along with your contract to
the Lancaster County Extension Office, 107 S. French Street, Lancaster, SC 29720.
Thanks for your participation!