Midlands 4-H Poultry Projects

Midlands Region 4-H
Poultry Projects

The 2018 4-H Midlands Region Poultry Projects are underway. With nearly 150 participants, this should be a great year and fun show season in the Fall. Below is information that will assist you in the project. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask your county 4-H Agent. 


February Kickoff Newsletter

April Newsletter

Showmanship Resources

4-H Showmanship Fact Sheet (Steve Hucks)

Potential Round Robin Questions

Recorded Webinar on Showmanship by Dr. Michelle Hall

Comprehensive list of showmanship questions from Idaho 4-H


Record Books

When selecting the record book, remember that the age of the youth on January 1, 2018 determines what book they complete. For instance, if a child turned 9 on January 21, 2018, their true 4-H age is actually 8 since that is how old they were on January 1, even if they are actually 9 at this time.

Pullet Project - Cloverbud (ages 5-8)

Laying Flock - Cloverbud (ages 5-8)

Junior/Senior Book (ages 9-18) - This serves both the Pullet Chain and Laying Flock Projects

Find Your County Agent

Take me to the beginning of project registration information

Calendar Of Events


August 31          York Livestock Show—Poultry Showmanship starts at 5:00pm

September 8       Fort Lawn Poultry Showmanship starts at 9:30am. 

September 15      Union County Farm Show and 4-H Poultry Showmanship. (CANCELED DUE TO HURRICANE)

September 29     Kershaw County 4-H Pullet Show starting at 9:00am. Located at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. Visit the REGISTRATION PAGE                        

October 17         Union County Fair Pullet Showmanship starting at 4:00pm at the Union County, SC Fairgrounds. Contact the Union Extension Office at 864-427-6259 for more information and/or to register

October 20         State Championship Pullet Showmanship at the State Fair in Columbia. 
                              REGISTER FOR STATE FAIR (deadline is September 24)
                              Rules and Awards for State Fair
                              Additional directions for the day of the fair

October 25         Western Carolina State Fair Pullet Showmanship starting at 6:00pm in Aiken, SC  For more Information and to register visit their official page.

October 26         Record Books for both Pullet and Laying Flock Project Due to your local extension office

November 3        Final Sale and Judging of Pens in Chester, SC. Check in birds between 8:00am and 8:30am (Participants from Lexington, Edgefield and Aiken Counties may check in until 9:00am due to the longer drive). Judging will begin at 8:30am. Sale will follow at approximately 10:00am. We will send more information on the final show and sale as the day nears.

Date TBD           Interview for Senior Level Participants for $250 award.  Winner of Senior Scholarship announcement will take place at the beginning of the Sale on November 3. More information will come as the date gets closer.