4-H Midlands Region Poultry Projects
4-H Poultry Projects engage youth in learning life skills while having fun raising chickens. In the Midlands 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 a project newsletter that will provide valuable information to ensure that the youth are setup to succeed.
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The following counties are part of the Midlands Region: Aiken, Chester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lexington, Newberry, Richland, Union and York. Not a resident of one of these counties? There may be a poultry project opportunity in your area. Click on the map below to enlarge it to see if there are opportunities where you live.
The objectives of the Midlands Region 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.