Upstate Poultry Overview

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Upstate Poultry Projects Overview

4-H Poultry Projects engage youth in learning life skills while having fun raising chickens. In the Upstate Region of South Carolina, youth have the option to participate in one of two projects. In the The 4-H Pullet Chain, youth raise either 12 or 25 chicks. The chicks are 1 day old when they arrive.  The 4-H Laying Flock Project is designed for youth that already have laying hens at home and are not interested in raising new chicks this year. Participants in this project have the same access to shows as the Pullet Chain participants. Periodically throughout the project year, youth and their families will receive project correspondences that will provide valuable information to ensure that the youth are setup to succeed.

The following counties are part of the Upstate Region: Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg and Union.

Not a resident of one of these counties?  Click on the map below to access the state level site where you can access information for all other regions in South Carolina.
Extension 4-H Poultry Project Regions Map


The objectives of the South Carolina 4-H Poultry Projects are that youth will:

  • Set goals and plan activities and strategies to achieve those outcomes, even in the face of challenges.
  • Reflect on their yearly work by documenting their skill development and learning experiences.
  • Give back to their communities through educational and service activities.
  • Learn valuable skills in record keeping, financial management, and written communication.
  • Gain valuable life lessons by caring and providing for their 4-H birds.

Learn More About the 4-H Poultry Projects

Youth may register in our Pullet Chain or our Laying Flock Project. The Pullet Chain is for youth that want to raise chicks. The Laying Flock is for youth that already have chickens and want to participate with their current birds. Follow the links below to learn more about each option.


      Go to golden egg project page

Pullet Chain

Laying Flock